Water department asks Maui residents to conserve water

The Department of Water Supply is advising all customers to conserve water when Iselle hits Maui County due to high winds and/or flooding that could disrupt power supply to water sources.

Customers should store drinking water now for use during the storm in the event water service is shut off.

Water and wastewater systems may be compromised if electricity cannot be supplied to power the pumps and motors in the distribution and transmission systems.

In the event of a power outage, the Department of Water Supply may shut off valves and isolate tanks to reduce risk of damage and water loss. If this occurs, water will be restored as soon as it is safe for personnel to go out and open lines and flush if necessary.

All irrigation systems and other non-essential uses of water should be shut off until further notice.  Unnecessary use of the wastewater system should also be minimized.

Customers should listen for County updates and are requested to call the 24-hour service line (270-7633) only if a water problem occurs.

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