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Board of Water Supply asks residents to conserve water

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 01:57 a.m. HST, Jul 30, 2013

The Board of Water Supply is asking is asking residents to conserve water in anticipation of the arrival of Tropical Storm Flossie.

Due to the need to fill reservoirs ahead of the storm, officials asked that residents limit water consumption to essential uses only.

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loquaciousone wrote:
I thought they were predicting a lot of rain? Is the rain going to miss the reservoirs?
on July 29,2013 | 01:47PM
HawaiiCheeseBall wrote:
The reservoirs are not what you think. You are probably thinking of an open body of water contained in an earthen structure. Most of Oahu's reservoirs are in fact those large round tanks you see all over the island which are in fact covered up. What BWS is doing is pumping as much waster as possible into these tanks so that there will be enough water in them to gravity feed them into our homes and businesses in case of a power outage.
on July 29,2013 | 01:55PM
loquaciousone wrote:
You mean Lake Wilson is not a reservoir that stores water?
on July 29,2013 | 02:13PM
Hapa_Haole_Boy wrote:
it is, but it's not what BOWS uses to supply freshwater for household use. Much of that is used for the pineapple, et al fields.
on July 29,2013 | 02:28PM
Anonymous wrote:
Right, Lake Wilson is not drinkable water.
on July 29,2013 | 05:08PM
sailfish1 wrote:
I thought a wastewater treatment plant discharges water into Lake Wilson.
on July 29,2013 | 07:45PM
allie wrote:
why not fill the reservoirs with the storm water?
on July 29,2013 | 01:56PM
Anonymous wrote:
because the reservoirs they are talking about are closed structures.
on July 29,2013 | 05:08PM
solobiker1 wrote:
You all miss it . The BWS emptied a lot of water from the mountain reservoirs. .So they would have room for some of the heavy rains that are now not coming. They will probably charge us extra in the water bills because they mess up for.
on July 29,2013 | 06:14PM
HealthyandHappy wrote:
April Fools!!!
on July 29,2013 | 06:58PM
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