After two well pumps were repaired, the mandatory need to conserve water in South Maui has been lifted, according to a County of Maui Department of Water Supply announcement today.
The department on Nov. 9 said mandatory water conservation was needed for hotels, resorts and other businesses, along with visitors and residents, of South Maui. South Maui comprises Kihei, Wailea and Makena.
At the time, high water demand of 13 million gallons daily was pushing operational capacity of equipment, which led to the mechanical failure of two well pumps. The pumps have since been restored and they are fully operational, the department said today.
The department continues to encourage water conservation during drought. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, the entire County of Maui is under moderate to extreme drought.
For general Department of Water Supply information, contact the department at (808) 270-7816.