During this forum, we expect officials from DWS to explain the how and why of the current water emergency.
We will also explore, with the help of our community forum audience, why the agency was not better prepared for critical equipment failures and service disruptions, why it will take nearly an entire year to fully restore water service to the Kona area, and the lessons learned from this experience and prevention plans to avoid potential future service disruptions and impaired operations. And we will also explore the dependency between water supply and power.
The seriousness of the current area water emergency cannot be emphasized enough.
In DWS’s own words…“A hiccup in power supply taking even one well offline for as little as a few hours could cause a dramatic drop in tank levels and prove the impetus for drastic changes in water availability.”