Water Conservation

Notice of Declaration of Stage 1 Water Shortage

The County of Maui, Department of Water Supply (DWS) has ended the Stage 1 Water Shortage for Upcountry. However, the Stage 1 Water Shortage is still in effect for West Maui since June 30, 2022. Please be conscious of our water resources. There are multiple tips and tools to use when in drought, check out how on Ready.Gov.

Parts of Maui County are in severe to extreme drought conditions. Please be water-wise with your decisions on when and how to use water indoors/outdoors in your home. Visit our Water Conservation Tools page to learn more about saving water and what to do during drought and shortages.

Please see the most current news regarding West Maui's urgent water conservation needs, including all properties to cease irrigation until further notice. 

Water Conservation & Source Protection Survey

DeptWaterSupply_Drop300Water Conservation Tools

The County of Maui, Department of Water Supply (DWS) has created a new webpage to equip our customers and the public with tools to help conserve water in Maui County. We must all work together to make a difference and conserve water where we can. Please check out our new webpage to find out great tips on how to save water and learn that all the small changes add up to make a BIG difference. 

DWS will be out in the community, check back here for the next event. Please come out and visit us for information about water conservation in Maui County and our FREE giveaways!

Rain Barrel Catchment Program Giveaway

The County of Maui, Department of Water Supply's Rain Barrel Catchment Program will be ending in 2023. As part of our continued efforts to promote water conservation on our islands, we are currently giving away free 50-gallon, eco-friendly Ivy Rain Barrels while supplies last. Thank you for your interest and participation in helping to conserve water in Maui County! Find out more on our Rain Barrel Catchment Program Giveaway page.

Ultra High-Efficiency Toilet (UHET) Replacement Program

The County of Maui, Department of Water Supply’s Toilet Replacement Program was created to encourage DWS customers to conserve water and help them save money on their water bills.

Under the DWS UHET Toilet Replacement Program, Maui County Code (MCC) Ordinance No. 2108 in 1992 states that toilets must be 1.6 gpf (gpf) or lower. To qualify, the DWS customer's toilet must have a 3.5 gpf or higher. DWS is providing qualified customers with new, UHET toilets that are dual flush with a rate of 0.92/1.28 gpf. Learn more on our UHET Replacement Program page.

County of Maui Community Gardens Project

The Department of Water Supply, along with Maui County community groups, participates in an assortment of garden projects. The goal of the projects is to demonstrate the benefits of using native plants and water conservation in the landscape. Please visit the Community Gardens Project (PDF) to see some of the xeriscape and native plant gardens cultivated around Maui County.

Annual Poster & Video Contest

The Department of Water Supply Division of Water Resources and Planning is excited to continue promoting its annual Poster & Video Contests. They are open to Maui County’s youth, which are currently enrolled in both public and private educational institutions. The Poster Contest is for K-5th grade students who submit a variety of creative posters with our annual theme about water conservation. The Video Contest is for 6th-12th grade students who submit original self or team-produced videos showcasing our annual theme about Source Protection. If you are interested in participating in our annual contests, please click the link below for contest updates, rules, and deadlines.

Conserving Water

Please check around your property for leaks, water your yard less frequently, and use low-flow fixtures. Together we can protect our water resources. The Department of Water Supply has some free items available to the public such as:

  • Faucet Aerators for the Kitchen and Bathroom
  • Leak Detection Dye Tablets (to check toilets for leaks)
  • Moisture Meters
  • Shower Heads
  • Hose Nozzle
  • Toilet Tank Bag

Low Flow Fixture Application

Please fill out our online application to receive Low-Flow Fixtures from DWS. Once you have finished the application, come to our office to pick them up. If you have any questions, please call our office at (808) 463-3110. 

You can also obtain fixtures by stopping by the office at: 

One Main Plaza
2200 Main Street, Suite 102
Wailuku, HI 96793

Help us conserve water, Maui County!