The County of Maui Department of Water Supply reports this morning that water sample testing has removed Naalae Road in Kula from the list of areas where a boil water advisory remains in effect. Residents of Naalae Road no longer need to boil water as a precaution against findings of trace amounts of E. coli in the Upper Kula water system.
However, the boil water advisory remains in effect for residents of Waipoli, Polipoli and Middle Roads, Kula Highway at Keokea, Thompson Road and Ulupalakua.
Those residents should use bottled water or bring water for consumption to a boil, let it boil for one minute, and let it cool before using. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes and food preparation and showering until further notice. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water.
The Department of Water Supply reminds residents and businesses of Upper Kula that if they did not lose water service during the Dec. 5-6 storm, then their water has not been affected. If they lost water service and they reside on or near areas where E. coli/total coliform are present, then they should continue to boil water as a precaution.