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S. Maui Water Conservation Urged Due to Waihee Power Outage

July 24, 2011, 5:56 PM HST
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By Wendy Osher

File image by Wendy Osher.

The Department of Water Supply is urging customers to conserve water in South Maui due to a power outage reported in Waihee on Sunday morning.

The water conservation is requested for customers in Kihei, Wailea, and Makena.

The power outage was reported at 9 a.m. in Waihee and resulted in an outage of water service at the Waihee, Waiehu, and Kanoa 1 Wells, as well as Shaft 33. The water sources affected serve as a primary source of water for the South Maui area.

MECO officials say the power outage was caused by a problem with an insulator in Piihana, which took out power in Wailuku Heights, Waiehu, Waihee and Kahakuloa.

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Water customers in the South Maui area are asked to conserve water for the rest of Sunday and on Monday morning.

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Power should be restored by the end of the day on Sunday, July 24, 2011.

Customers are asked to call the 24-hour service line (270-7633) only if a water emergency occurs.

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