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Temporary Water Shut Off Aug. 31

August 25, 2016, 8:41 AM HST
* Updated August 25, 8:42 AM
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Big Island Now stock photo. June 2016.

Big Island Now stock photo. June 2016.

The Hawai‘i County Department of Water Supply will be temporarily turn off water service along Kahana Drive between Old Māmalahoa Highway and Kalehua Road, and along Kalehua Road in the Hāmākua area from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016, to install fire hydrants for the Āhualoa-Honoka‘a Transmission Waterline – Phase 2 Project.

Upon resumption of water service, the waterlines will be flushed and cleaned. producing turbid and/or discolored water.

Air may become trapped air in plumbing, which will be released as water service is used.

Affected customers are asked to take any and all precautions necessary to protect the customers’ property and facilities including, but not limited to, disabling electrical power to pumps and/or any other devices dependent on water pressure and/or water supply, which might be harmed if automatically energized during the water shut-off.

For more information, call William O’Neil, District Supervisor, at 887-3030.

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