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Emergency repairs to water main break in Kaumana Thursday (July 30)

Water shut off area due to water main break. Locations of water tankers.

Water shut off area due to water main break. Locations of water tankers.

UPDATED (4:47 p.m. on 7/30/2015)

This is an emergency water main break repair information notice for Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 3:45 p.m.

Due to a water main break in the Kaūmana area of Hilo, a water shut off is now in effect for Water Supply customers in Sunrise Estates, Sunrise Ridge, and Hilo Hillside subdivisions; all subdivisions, side streets, & private roads along Kaūmana Drive from Chong Street down to Pilialoha Street; as well as all services along Chong Street from Na‘auao Street to Lewa Nu‘u Street, including Lawelawe Circle; and Nowelo Street extension (mauka of Komohana Street). Please see the above map for the affected area.

Customers in the affected area may experience lower than normal or no water pressure during the repairs. At this time, repairs are estimated to be completed by 10 p.m. tonight. Water tankers for affected customers are now available at the intersections of Hokulani Street and Haleloke Street

Mokihana Street and Manu Place (please see attached map)
Until further notice, affected area customers are advised to restrict water use to essential needs
only:

  • Keep water use to an absolute minimum.
  • Water should be used for essentials only (cooking, drinking and sanitation)
  • Do not wash cars or water lawns.
  • Turn off or disconnect any devices or fixtures that regularly draw water. Such devices
    include automatic icemakers and irrigation systems.

For any emergency water concerns call 961-8790.

Your cooperation is needed and appreciated.

Upon resumption of water service, the waterlines will be flushed and cleaned during which time you may notice turbid and/or discolored water.

You may also notice trapped air in your plumbing which will be released as you initially use water.

MEDIA RELEASE 11:51 a.m. 7/30/15

This is a Department of Water Supply (DWS) emergency water main break repair information notice for Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 11:30 a.m.

Due to a water main break in the Kaumana area of Hilo, a water shut off is now in effect for Water Supply customers in Sunrise Estates, Sunrise Ridge, and Hilo Hillside subdivisions; all subdivisions, side streets, & private roads along Kaūmana Drive from Chong Street down to Pilialoha Street; as well as all services along Chong Street from Na‘Auao Street to Lewa Nu‘u Street, including Lawelawe Circle; and Nowelo Street extension (mauka of Komohana Street).

Customers in the affected area may experience lower than normal or no water pressure during the repairs. At this time, repairs are estimated to be completed by 8 p.m. tonight. Until further notice, affected area customers are advised to restrict water use to essential needs only:

  • Keep water use to an absolute minimum.
  • Water should be used for essentials only (cooking, drinking and sanitation.)
  • Do not wash cars or water lawns.
  • Turn off or disconnect any devices or fixtures that regularly draw water. Such devices include automatic icemakers and irrigation systems.

For any emergency water concerns call 961-8790.

Your cooperation is needed and appreciated.

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