WEST MAUI – Residents and businesses of West Maui served by the Maui County Water Supply Department are reminded to voluntarily conserve water while the Mahinahina water treatment facility undergoes upgrades .
The installation is expected to be back online no later than August 6, 2021.
The upgrades include the installation of a new UV disinfection system and upgrades to the supervisory control and data acquisition system. The state health ministry has demanded improvements in ultraviolet disinfection to improve water quality. Reducing water consumption will expand valuable water supplies while upgrades to the treatment plant are underway.
Conservation measures include not washing cars, washing sidewalks and driveways, and irrigating lawns. Other ideas for saving water are available at www.mauicounty.gov/water.
âWhile today’s water conservation recall is specifically aimed at West Maui customers, we are experiencing drought conditions in parts of Maui County, and everyone should take cautious action. to conserve water as much as possible â said Jeffrey Pearson, director of the Department of Water Supply.
âWe appreciate everyone’s cooperation, especially in times of drought.
The ministry appreciates the public’s understanding and patience during this time.
For more information, call DWS Administrative Officer Adam Mundy at 270-8046.
In related news, the Maui County Water Supply Department announced the release of the 2021 Water Quality Report for test results compiled from January 1 to December 31, 2020.
This year marks the 23rd year of providing this information to customers.
The annual report provides information on water quality and how Maui County’s water compares to federal and state drinking water standards.
The ministry encourages customers to view the report which provides details on the source and quality of drinking water in 2020.
In order to be more environmentally friendly and to reduce costs, the ministry no longer prints these reports. They are now available at http://mauiwater.org/waterqualityreport. About a dozen reports are available for Maui County’s water supply systems in Maui and Molokai.
Customers can print their report from the website or request a printed version by calling (808) 270-7550.
Copies can also be requested by writing to: Water Quality Laboratory, Department of Water Supply, 614 Palapala Drive, Kahului, HI 96732.
For more information, contact Mundy at (808) 270-8046 or [email protected]