Bone dry: County spigots busy as E. Hawaii residents on catchment see tanks dwindle

Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Harold Wilson stands next to his truck Friday as he fills a 200-gallon tank with water from the spigots in Mountain View.

Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Anoi Kekipi-Aurio fills containers with drinking water Friday to take to his family at the spigots in Keaau.

The prolonged dry spell that’s thus far been the story of the wet season on the Big Island’s windward side has caused long lines at the county’s public water spigots for residents who rely on water catchment.