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Temporary Water Shutoff Scheduled in Pāpaʻikou

November 4, 2021, 6:30 AM HST
* Updated November 2, 10:29 AM
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A temporary water shutoff is scheduled for waterline connections and pipeline replacement in Pāpaʻikou.

The shutoff is scheduled for overnight starting Thursday, Nov. 4, at 10 p.m. and will resume the following day at 2 a.m. The shutoff will allow waterline connections for the Department of Water Supply’s Pāpaʻikou Transite & G.I. Pipeline Replacement Project.

The affected area may experience low to no water pressure during the shut-off period. Those areas include: Pāpaʻikou, Pueopaku and Paukaʻa.

All DWS services will be impacted along Hawaiʻi Belt Road (Highway 19) and all connecting side roads from Mill Road in Pāpaʻikou to Paukaʻa Drive in Paukaʻa; including Kapue Street, Hikina Place and Lali Place.

All services will be impacted in Pāpaʻikou along Old Māmalahoa Highway and all connecting side roads from the Pāpaʻikou Transfer Station to Hawaiʻi Belt Road (Highway 19) to intersections, including Kaʻāpoko Homestead Road, Government Road, Mill Road, Waipahi Road, ʻĀinakea Loop, Pāpaʻikou Road, Maluna Place, Mai Way and all roads in Anderton Camp, Moirton Camp and Silverton Camp.

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All services will be impacted in Pueopaku, including along Old Māmalahoa Highway, Kaʻaukai Place, Pākū Place and Enoka Place.

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All services will be impacted in Paukaʻa along Kahoa Street, Kulana Street, Kulana Road, Lālāwai Place, Nanea Street, Kahoa Place, Kuʻikahi Street, Poko Place, Paukaʻa Drive, Honoliʻi Place and all other side roads.

Upon the resumption of water service, the waterlines will be flushed and cleaned, during which time customers may notice turbid and/or discolored water. Customers may also notice trapped air in their plumbing, which will be released as water is initially used.

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

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For more information, call Carl Nishimura, District Supervisor, at 808-961-8790.

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