Bacteria levels continue to drop as boil water advisory remains in effect for parts of Maui


HONOLULU (KHON2) – Some backcountry residents will have to continue boiling their water on Christmas Day until the boil water advisory is lifted, according to the County Water Supply Department. Maui (DWS).

A boil water advisory has been in effect since Dec. 16 for backcountry residents and businesses after E. coli in water.

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The DWS reported that traces of bacteria continue to fall into the affected water pipes of the Upper Kula system. However, the the boil water advisory remains in effect for residents of Waipoli, Polipoli and Middle roads; the Kula highway to Keokea; Thompson Road; and Ulupalakua.

This notice will not be lifted until the tap water samples tested daily comply with public health standards; we still don’t know when exactly that will be.

Residents and businesses who have been affected are advised to boil water for at least one minute or use bottled water for drinking, making ice cubes, brushing teeth, washing dishes. , food preparation and showering.

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According to the DWS, boiling water can kill bacteria and other organisms inside. For more information and / or to read the DWS Frequently Asked Questions, click on here.


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