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UPDATE: Water Restored in South Maui, Haʻikū

August 9, 2015, 10:15 AM HST · Updated August 10, 4:01 PM
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Water repairs. Graphics: Maui Now.

Water repairs. Graphics: Maui Now.

(Update: 3:53 p.m. 8/10/15)

The Department of Water Supply today announced that repairs to waterline breaks in North Kīhei and Haʻikū were repaired and service restored in both areas.

Crews worked continuously on the North Kīhei break on an 18” waterline from early Saturday morning through 12:30 a.m. Monday, when the repair was completed and water was turned back on.

In Haʻikū, water was restored at about 1:15 p.m. today after a broken pipe near the Five Corners intersection was repaired.

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During the outages, DWS experienced an extremely high volume of calls to its hotline.

“We would like to thank the public for their patience during this challenging time,” said Water Director David Taylor in a county press release. “Our crews worked tirelessly to get the repairs done as quickly as possible,” he said.

(Update: 6 a.m. 8/10/15)

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Water service has been restored in Kīhei, but work continues in Haʻikū.

As of this morning there’s still 50 people in Haʻikū without water.

As of 12:30 a.m. county officials say service was restored in South Maui following a break in an 18 inch waterline along the south shoulder of the Mokulele Highway on Sunday morning. The incident resulted in little to no water pressure for much of the area yesterday.

Crews were stretched thin as a separate, unrelated break was reported in Haiku, affecting residents below the Five Corners intersection on Peʻahi, Kaupakalua and Ulumalu Roads.

A sink hole also resulted in a road closure at 8:40 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015 on Ulumalu Road at Five Corners.

(Update: 8:20/8:40 p.m. 8/9/15)

County crews continue to respond to waterline breaks in South Maui and Haʻikū.

A fire hydrant has been opened for unlimited water draw on Pakanu Street in Haʻikū, where a waterline break is affecting residents near the Five Corners intersection. The rural road does not have streetlights; residents are asked to use caution in the area as it is dark near the standpipe.  A sink hole also resulted in a road closure at 8:40 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015 on Ulumalu Road at Five Corners.  Emergency crews were on scene at last report.

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    Water customers affected include those below Five Corners on Peʻahi, Kaupakalua and Ulumalu Roads. Customers may experience low water pressure or a service interruption.

    Traffic at the site of the Five Corners leak is impacted, and motorists are asked to avoid the area if at all possible.

    Due to the extremely high volume of calls to the Dept. of Water Supply hotline after two major breaks occurred in a short period of time, customers needing immediate assistance are asked to call Maui County Communications Director Rod Antone at (808) 446-6960. Comments may also be submitted on the County of Maui facebook page.

    The Dept. of Water Supply thanks the public for their patience while emergency repairs in Kīhei and Haʻikū are being made. Customer may call the 24-hour hotline at 270-7633 if a water-related problem occurs or if there are any questions.

    (Update: 6:28 p.m. 8/9/15)

    As water crews continue emergency repairs to an 18-inch waterline break in Kīhei, the public is advised that two fire hydrants have been opened for unlimited draw.

    The two hydrants are located at the intersection of Lauloa and Hoalike streets, and at the intersection of Lauloa and Halekai streets.

    Water tanks are also positioned at Kenolio Road adjacent to Kīhei Villages, and at Kaiwahine Street near the highway intersection.

    A waterline break is also affecting Haiku residents near the Five Corners intersection. Water customers affected include those below Five Corners on Peʻahi, Kaupakalua and Ulumalu Roads. Repairs there are ongoing; customers may experience low water pressure or a service interruption.

    Traffic at the site of the Five Corners leak is impacted, and motorists are asked to avoid the area if at all possible.

    Water crews are working on both the South Maui and Haʻikū waterlines simultaneously, and will continue working on the repairs continuously. At this time there is no estimate on the time of completion for the repairs in both areas; customers are asked to anticipate low water pressure or possible outages until at least tomorrow. All water users in South Maui and Haʻikū are asked to conserve water and to avoid unnecessary water usage. Updates will be provided as they are available.

    Due to the extremely high volume of calls to the Dept. of Water Supply hotline, only customers needing immediate assistance are asked to call Maui County Communications Director Rod Antone at (808) 446-6960. Comments may also be submitted on the County of Maui facebook page.

    The Dept. of Water Supply thanks the public for their patience while these emergency repairs are being made.

    (Update: 12:30 p.m. 8/9/15)

    The Department of Water Supply is continuing its efforts to repair a break in an 18-inch transmission waterline in Kīhei.

    All of South Maui will continue to experience either an interruption in water service or low water pressure.

    Crews are working to repair the break as quickly as possible; however, a time estimate is not yet available as to when the break will be repaired.

    A water tank will be available on Kaiwahine Street, below Hale Piʻilani subdivision. A second tank will be located on Kenolio Road.

    The Department asks all South Maui residents and businesses to conserve water and to avoid any unnecessary water use as the water levels in the storage tanks are low.

    The Department extends its appreciation to customers for their understanding and cooperation. Please call the 24-hour hotline at 270-7633 if a water-related problem occurs or if there are any questions.

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    (Original post)

    The Department of Water Supply is repairing a break in an 18-inch transmission waterline in Kīhei. All of South Maui may be experiencing an interruption in water service or low water pressure. There is no time estimate on when the break will be repaired.

    The Department is asking all South Maui residents and businesses to conserve water and to avoid any unnecessary water use as the water levels in the storage tanks are low.

    The Department extends its appreciation to customers for their understanding and cooperation. Please call the 24-hour hotline at 270-7633 if a water-related problem occurs or if there are any questions.

    Photo Credit: Kihei Community Association.

    Photo Credit: Kihei Community Association.

    Photo Credit: Kihei Community Association.

    Photo Credit: Kihei Community Association.

    Photo Credit: Kihei Community Association.

    Photo Credit: Kihei Community Association.

    Photo Credit: Kihei Community Association.

    Photo Credit: Kihei Community Association.

    Photo Credit: Kihei Community Association.

    Photo Credit: Kihei Community Association.

    Photo Credit: Kihei Community Association.

    Photo Credit: Kihei Community Association.

    Photo Credit: Kihei Community Association.

    Photo Credit: Kihei Community Association.

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