UPDATE: Repairs Have Been Completed to Water Main Breaks

April 29, 2019, 11:04 AM HST (Updated April 29, 2019, 3:56 PM)
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UPDATE: April 29, 2019, 3:45 p.m.

Repairs have been completed to the water main break in North Kohala restoring water service to customers.

UPDATE: April 29, 2019, 12:45 p.m.

North Kohala customers in the Hawi and Kapa‘au area will experience no water while Department of Water Suppy personnel repair a water main break near the intersection of Akoni Pule Highway and Honomakau Road. Repairs are estimated to be completed by this evening.

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DWS has installed a temporary spigot along Waipiele Street near Akoni Pule Highway and a water tanker will be stationed near Ainakea Elderly Housing for the public’s use.

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UPDATE: April 29, 2019, 12:12 p.m.

Repairs have been completed to the water main break in Pāpaʻikou restoring water service to customers.

UPDATE: April 29, 2019, 11:34 a.m.

Kohala Middle School will be closing at 12 noon.

The Department of Water Supply has stationed a potable water tanker near the Pāpa‘ikou Gym and is working on temporary spigots near Akoni Pule Highway and Waipiele Street.

ORIGINAL POST: April 29, 11:04 a.m.

The Department of Water Supply reports two water outages due to water main breaks, one in North Kohala and one in the Pāpa‘ikou area of North Hilo.

The Deparment of Water Supply estimates repairs to the North Kohala and Papaikou lines to be completed this evening.

Due to these water outages, the following actions have been taken;

  • Department of Education has closed Kohala High School, Kohala Elementary School, and Kalanianaole Intermediate and Elementary Schools for Monday, April 29, 2019.
  • Kohala Intermediate School will remain open.

The Department of Water Supply has stationed a potable water tanker near the Pāpa‘ikou Gym and is working on temporary spigots near Akoni Pule Highway and Waipiele Street.

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