West Maui residents and visitors are being asked to conserve water until Monday after a broken waterline shut down the Mahinahina Water Treatment Facility, a county Department of Water Supply spokeswoman said.
Water department personnel were working on fixing the break Saturday evening and hoped to restart the plant Sunday, "but it is not certain at this time how long the plant will be out of service," said water department Administrative Officer Jacky Takakura shortly after 6 p.m. Saturday.
The Mahinahina plant normally produces 1.8 million gallons of water per day. Water was available Saturday in storage tanks, but the tanks could not be refilled until the plant was restored to service, she said.
She advised customers to turn off irrigation systems and refrain from unnecessary uses of water.