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For Immediate Release
September 21, 2020

Hawaii Kai Residents Asked to Conserve Water for Several Days

Heavy Use Affects Reservoirs

HONOLULU – The Board of Water Supply (BWS) is asking customers in Hawaii Kai, from Keahole St. to the Hawaii Kai Golf Course, to please use water for essential needs only from today until Thursday, September 24. Water usage was exceptionally high over this past weekend and the utility is working to restore reservoir capacity.

To help reduce area water demand, customers are asked to use water for cooking, drinking, and personal sanitation needs until water storage levels have recovered.

The BWS is also notifying large water users in the area, including parks, schools, shopping centers, and large residential buildings, to ask for their cooperation to conserve water as well.

Updates will be available through BWS social media, including Facebook, Twitter, and Nextdoor, as well as on the City’s app.

About the Board of Water Supply

The Board of Water Supply (BWS), a semi-autonomous agency of the City and County of Honolulu, manages Oahu’s municipal water resources and distribution system.  As the largest water utility in the State, the BWS serves approximately one million customers on Oahu.  The BWS embraces its mission of “Water for Life – Ka Wai Ola” – to provide a safe, dependable, and affordable water supply, now and into the future.  Uwē  ka lani, ola ka honua – “When the heavens weep, the earth lives.”  For more information, visit, follow @BWSHonolulu or like the BWS’s Facebook page at



Kathleen Elliott-Pahinui
Information Officer
Honolulu Board of Water Supply
Phone: (808) 748-5319