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Overnight Water Shut Off to Affect South Hilo

Posted November 10, 2014, 09:31 AM HST
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Various areas of the South Hilo area will have water temporarily turned off from Nov. 20 at 10 p.m. until Nov. 21 at 2 a.m.

According to the Hawai’i Department of Water Supply, the shut off will take place so that waterline work can be conducted for the Arc of Hilo Site Improvement Project.

Many areas will be affected by the water shut-off, including Waianuenue Avenue from the Yukio Okutsu Veterans home to Hilo High School, including Rainbow Drive, all of Reeds Island, and all connecting side roads.

Kaumana Drive from Ainako Avenue to Waianuenue Avenue, including the Kaumana Gardens Subdivision and all connecting roads and subdivisions, will be affected.

Areas along Punahele Street from Kaumana Drive to Hala’i Street, including all connecting side roads and Hala’i Hill, are also included in the temporary water shut off.

Also listed are properties along Komohana Street from Waianuenue Avenue to Mohouli Street, including Komohana 79, Pu’uhonu Place, Pu’uhonu Way, Komohana Heights, and the Sunrise Ridge Subdivision.

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Additionally, areas along Ponahawai Street from Komohana Street to the Homelani Cemetery are included, as well as areas on Kukuau Street from Sunrise Ridge to Ilima Lane, including all side roads.

Mohouli Street from the Mohouli Senior Residences to Kumukoa Street, including all side roads, is another affected area.

Once water service resumes, the waterlines will be flushed. It is a possibility at that time residents may notice turbid or discolored water. It is also a likely occurrence that air may be trapped in plumbing. The air will release as water is initially used.

Customers who will be affected are asked to prepare and take necessary precautions.

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