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Water to be Shut Off in Onomea Feb. 13

February 5, 2013, 10:30 AM HST
* Updated February 5, 10:31 AM
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County water service will be turned off for a four-hour period in Onomea on Wednesday, Feb. 13, to allow for a new water connection.

The shut-off is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to allow the connection to the Kulaimano Production Well and supporting facilities.

The affected areas include both sides of La`imi Street, Onomea Street, Onomea Place, Kaupakuea Street, Kaupakuea Place, Loea Street, Loea Place, Kapehu Street, Kapehu Place and Ka`akepa Street mauka of Kapehu Street.

The shut-off will also affect all services along Kulaimano Homestead Road mauka of Kapehu Street, and all services along Kaupakuea Homestead Road and within Andrade Camp.

When water service is turned back on waterlines will be flushed and cleaned, during which time customers may notice turbid or discolored water. Air may also be trapped in plumbing but will be released as water is used.

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The department is reminding affected customers to take any precautions necessary to protect property and facilities including, but not limited to, disabling electrical power to pumps or any other devices whose normal operation may be dependent on water pressure or water supply, and which might be harmed if automatically energized during the water shutoff.

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For more information, call Carl Nishimura at 961-8790.

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