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Kamole Water Facility Scheduled for 2-Day Shutdown

September 13, 2013, 10:21 AM HST
* Updated September 16, 5:22 AM
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By Maui Now Staff

The Maui Department of Water Supply announced the two-day shutdown its Kamole Water Treatment Plant on Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 16 and 17, 2013.

The shutdown is being implemented as contractors work on the final phases of a capital improvement project ensure reliability during times of drought, and save on electrical costs.

Operations at the Kamole WTP will stop at 7 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 16, and should be back in service by noon on Tuesday, Sept. 17, said Administrative Officer Jacky Takakura.

During the work, DWS officials say customers in Kula, Makawao, Pukalani, and Hāliʻimaile are asked to conserve water.

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Water customers that usually are supplied by the Kamole WTP, will get their water from the Poʻokela Well and the Piʻiholo WTP during the shutdown, said Takakura.

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According to the DWS, the CIP project involves the installation of new pumps with high efficiency motors to replace old pumps that were installed in 1976. Water officials say the booster pumps are used to pump water to the Lower and Upper Kula water systems during times of drought.

Customers experiencing a water problem can call the DWS 24-hour service line at (808) 270-7633.

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