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Water Supply Prepares for Lava Flow

October 27, 2014, 5:38 PM HST
* Updated October 27, 5:40 PM
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The Hawai’i County Department of Water Supply is warning customers about potential water pressure changes as the June 27 Kilauea Volcano lava flow nears Pāhoa Village Road.

A DWS spokeswoman says that if lava reaches Pāhoa Village Road, crews will need to shut off valves on either side of the flow. This will cause an immediate drop in water pressure for some customers.

It is expected that water pressure will decrease by around 50 pounds per square inch.

Customers north of the lava flow will be affected, including Apa’a Street and Highway 130 from the Keonepoko Standpipe and Spigot Station to the upper portion of Kahakai Boulevard.

Residents with questions can contact the DWS at 961-8050.

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