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UPDATE: Papaikou Water Main Break Repaired

November 28, 2012, 3:36 PM HST
* Updated November 29, 10:14 AM
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***Updated at 10 a.m. Thursday.***

A water main break that caused low water pressure for residents from Papaikou to Paukaa was repaired Wednesday night.

The county Department of Water Supply said the break occurred at about 2 p.m. Wednesday near Anderton Camp.

Repairs were completed Wednesday ahead of schedule. The water main was repaired by 7 p.m. and road patching was completed less than two hours later.

The reduced water pressure was occurring mauka of a several-mile stretch of Highway 19 in the areas of Anderton Camp, Silverton Camp, Moirton Camp, Kalaoa, Ka‘ie‘ie, Pu‘u‘eōpaku and Pauka‘a.

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An earlier report from the department had said that the water main break had left those customers without water service.

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