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Water Shutoffs Planned in February for Pāpa‘ikou Area

January 27, 2022, 2:00 PM HST
* Updated January 27, 1:08 PM
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The county Department of Water Supply announced Thursday plans to shut off water in the Pāpa‘ikou area two times in February because of work connected with the department’s Pāpaʻikou Transite and G.I. Pipeline Replacement Project.

Water will be temporarily turned off from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, and again from 10 p.m.-4 a.m. Thursday to Friday, Feb. 17-18, so crews can do a waterline connection for the replacement project. The affected areas might experience low to no water pressure during the shut-off periods.

The service areas to be affected by the Feb. 8 shutoff are:

  • All services along Hawai‘i Belt Road (Highway 19) and all connecting roads from Mill Road in Pāpa‘ikou to Pauka‘a Drive in Pauka‘a, including Kapue Street, Hikina Place and Lali Place.
  • All services in Pāpa‘ikou along Mill Road, from Old Māmalahoa Highway to Hawai‘i Belt Road.
  • All services in Silverton Camp.
  • All services in Pueopaku, including services along Old Māmalahoa Highway, Ka‘aukai Place, Pākū Place and Enoka Place.
  • All services in Pauka‘a along Kāhoa Street, Kulana Street, Kulana Road, Lālāwai Place, Nanea Street, Kāhoa Place, Ku‘ikahi Street, Poko Place, Pauka‘a Drive, Honoli‘i Place and all other side roads.

The service areas to be affected by the overnight shutoff Feb. 17-18 are:

  • All services along Hawai‘i Belt Road (Highway 19) and all connecting roads from Mill Road in Pāpa‘ikou to Pauka‘a Drive in Pauka‘a, including Kapue Street, Hikina Place and Lali Place.
  • All services in Pāpa‘ikou along Old Māmalahoa Highway and all connecting side roads from the Pāpa‘ikou Transfer Station to the intersection with Hawai‘i Belt Road (Highway 19), including Ka‘āpoko Homestead Road, Government Road, Mill Road, Waipahi Road, ‘Āinakea Loop, Pāpa‘ikou Road, Maluna Place, Mai Way and all roads in the Anderton, Moirton and Silverton camps.
  • All services in Pueopaku, including services along Old Māmalahoa Highway, Ka‘aukai Place, Pākū Place and Enoka Place.
  • All services in Pauka‘a along Kāhoa Street, Kulana Street, Kulana Road, Lālāwai Place, Nanea Street, Kāhoa Place, Ku‘ikahi Street, Poko Place, Pauka‘a Drive, Honoli‘i Place and all other side roads.

Upon the resumption of water service following both scheduled shut-off periods, the waterlines will be flushed and cleaned, during which time residents in the affected areas could notice turbid and/or discolored water. Residents might also notice trapped air in their home’s plumbing, which will be released as the water is initially used.

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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 dependent on water pressure and/or water supply that might be harmed if automatically energized during the shutoff.

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DWS asks the public to pardon the temporary inconvenience of the water being shut off in these locations.

For more information, call district supervisor Carl Nishimura at 808-961-8790.

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