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Water Shutoff Scheduled For Portions of Ali‘i Drive in Kona

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The county Department of Water Supply is notifying customers along a portion of Ali‘i Drive in Kona that water will be shut off for several hours one day this week.

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Water will be temporarily turned off between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Thursday, April 7, on both sides of Ali‘i Drive from Keauhou Kona Surf and Racquet Club to Kahalu‘u Beach Park. The shutoff period is necessary to make a waterline connection for the first phase of the Kahalu‘u Makai Redevelopment project.

Upon resumption of water service, the waterlines will be flushed and cleaned during which time customers in the affected area might notice turbid and/or discolored water. Customers could also notice trapped air in their plumbing, which will be released as they initially use water.

Affected customers are asked to take any and all precautions necessary to protect their property and facilities, including disabling electrical power to pumps and/or any other devices that depend on water pressure and/or water supply and could be harmed if automatically energized during the shutoff.

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The DWS also asks customers to pardon the temporary inconvenience.

Questions and concerns can be addressed to district supervisor Joshule Johnston at 808-322-0600.

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