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Second Waterline Crack in Paia Results in Low Pressure

November 29, 2011, 1:48 PM HST
* Updated November 29, 6:07 PM
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By Wendy Osher

Paia town file image by Wendy Osher.

(Update: 5:28 p.m. 11/29/11)

The project completion time has been extended to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 29, 2011.

(Posted: 1:48 p.m. 11/29/11)

Customers in Paia and Kuau may have very low water pressure this afternoon because of a break in a six-inch waterline on Baldwin Avenue.

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A crack in the cast iron line appeared yesterday, and crews repaired it; but another crack was found in the same line, and is being repaired today.

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Crews are also cutting out and replacing a valve and joints on the waterline, with work expected to be completed by 4:30 p.m.

The crack is located on a line along Baldwin Avenue near the Hana Highway intersection in Paia.

Customers should call the Water Department’s 24-hour service line at 270-7633, only if a water problem occurs.

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