DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES
PETER T. YOUNG, CHAIRPERSON
Phone: (808) 587-0401
Fax: (808) 587-0390
For Immediate Release:
Water System Warning
LIHUE — The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) has issued a public notice to cabin users and picnickers at Waimea Canyon State Park that today, January 31, 2006, it is flushing the waterlines at the Puukapele area of the park with a high dosage of chlorine.
DLNR reminds the public that Waimea Canyon Lookout and Kalalau Lookout are on separate water systems and are not affected by this water restriction.
“This action is being taken following water line repair, to ensure
safe drinking water for park users,” said Peter Young, DLNR chairperson.
“The treated water needs to stand in the waterlines for a 24-hour period,
then will be flushed out with fresh water.”
“During this temporary water restriction, drinking water can be had
at Koke‘e Pavilion or Koke‘e Campground. Water for bathing is available
at Koke‘e Campground. The water at Koke‘e State Park is not affected
by the flushing of the waterlines at the Puukapele area,” he added.
“If everyone complies with this notice, we expected to have the normal water service back on line after several days. If people do not comply with this notice, then the waterline flushing may have to be extended,” he said.
“Normal water service will be restored after a follow-up water quality sample has been checked by the Department of Health. We hope this will be completed in a few days,” said Young.
For more information call the DLNR Division of State Parks Kaua‘i District Office at 274-3445.