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Department of Water Supply urges water conservation in West Maui

By Staff | Jun 25, 2021

WEST MAUI — West Maui residents and businesses served by the County of Maui Department of Water Supply are reminded to voluntarily conserve water while the Mahinahina Water Treatment Facility undergoes upgrades.

The facility is expected to be back online no later than Aug. 6, 2021.

Upgrades include installation of a new ultraviolet disinfection system and supervisory control and data acquisition system upgrades. The state Department of Health required the ultraviolet disinfection improvements to enhance water quality. Reduced water consumption will allow precious water supplies to be extended while treatment plant upgrades are ongoing.

Conservation measures include refraining from washing cars, washing down sidewalks and driveways, and irrigating lawns. Other ideas for saving water are available at www.mauicounty.gov/water.

“While today’s reminder for water conservation is specifically for West Maui customers, we are experiencing drought conditions in areas throughout Maui County, and everyone should take prudent measures to conserve water whenever possible,” said Department of Water Supply Director Jeffrey Pearson.

“We appreciate everyone’s cooperation, especially in times of drought.”

The department appreciates the public’s understanding and patience during this period.

For more information, call DWS Administrative Officer Adam Mundy at 270-8046.

In related news, the Maui County Department of Water Supply announced the publication of the 2021 Water Quality Report for results of testing compiled from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2020.

This year marks the 23rd year of providing this information to customers.

The annual report provides information about water quality and how Maui County’s water compares with established federal and state drinking water standards.

The department encourages customers to review the report that provides details about the source and quality of the drinking water in 2020.

In an effort to be more environmentally responsible and cut down on costs, the department no longer prints these reports. Now they are available at http://mauiwater.org/waterqualityreport. A dozen reports are available for Maui County water systems on Maui and Molokai.

Customers may print their report from the website or request a printed version by calling (808) 270-7550.

Copies may also be requested by writing to the following address: Water Quality Laboratory, Department of Water Supply, 614 Palapala Drive, Kahului, HI 96732.

For more information, contact Mundy at (808) 270-8046 or Adam.Mundy@co.maui.hi.us.