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Broken Pipe in Keaukaha May Affect Water Pressure

March 8, 2013, 2:33 PM HST
* Updated March 8, 5:08 PM
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A broken water main near Hilo’s airport may result in lower water pressure at Keaukaha Elementary School and possibly some condominiums and apartment buildings, a spokeswoman for the county Department of Water Supply said.

The break, the second in as many days in Hilo, occurred at about 1 p.m. between Silva Street and Kauhane Street in Keaukaha.

The rupture Thursday occurred on Haihai Street.

Spokeswoman Kanani Aton said the lower water pressure may be more noticeable during early evening hours when demand increases.

Repairs to the water pipe are expected to take about seven hours, Aton said.

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