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Harry Kim <br />Mayor <br />Clunk r ofAguail <br />Wit Okabe <br />Managing Director <br />Barbara J. Kossow <br />Deputy Managing Director <br />(Office of fir Alvin <br />25 Aupuni Street, Suite 2603 • Hilo, Hawaii 96720 • (808) 961-8211 • Fax (808) 961-6553 <br />KONA 74-5044 Ane Kcohokalole Hwy„ Bldg C • Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740 <br />(808) 323-4444 • Fax (808) 323-4440 <br />EMERGENCY PROCLAMATION <br />WHEREAS, Chapter 127A Hawai'i Revised Statutes, provides for the <br />establishment of County organizations for emergency management and disaster relief <br />with the Mayor having direct responsibility and authority over emergency management <br />within the County of Hawaii. <br />WHEREAS, Chapter 127A Hawaii Revised Statutes and Chapter 7, Articles 1 <br />and 2 of the Hawai'i County Code, establishes a Civil Defense Agency within the <br />County of Hawaii and prescribes its powers, duties, and responsibilities, and <br />Section 13-23 of the Hawaii County Charter empowers the Mayor of the County to <br />declare emergencies; and <br />WHEREAS, on January 12, 2017 the County of Hawai'i Department of Water <br />Supply ("Department of Water Supply") issued a Notice of Water Restriction for North <br />Kona asking users to reduce consumption by 25% due to four wells being under repairs <br />or offline; and <br />WHEREAS, on February 17, 2017 the Department of Water Supply issued a <br />Water Restriction Notice Reminder, and also the Keopu Deepwell had failed after being <br />initially repaired; and <br />WHEREAS, on June 26, 2107 and again on August 3, 2017 the Department of <br />Water Supply posted a FAQ's for North Kona Water Restriction on the Department of <br />Water Supply's website which included a warning that should another well source fail <br />that rotating water shut -offs could occur; and <br />WHEREAS, although the Department of Water Supply issued repeated Notices <br />asking for reduction in use and warning of loss of water supply there has not been <br />significant reduction in usage; and <br />WHEREAS, on August 13, 2017 the Honokohau Deepwell failed increasing the <br />lack of available water supply; and <br />County of Hawaii is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer. <br />