Waterline Break in Kahului Fix Underway

July 24, 2014, 5:59 AM HST · Updated July 24, 12:45 PM
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Water Department repairs, file photo by Wendy Osher.

Water Department repairs, file photo by Wendy Osher.

By Maui Now Staff

(Update: 9:34 a.m. 7/24/14)

Water has since been restored to Maui Mall, Maui Clinic and Bank of Hawaiʻi; however, work continues as crews repair a main line break in Kahului.

Personnel from the Department of Water Supply are closing up the repair site, and traffic should be back to normal by noon.

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To minimize public impact, follow up work is scheduled for Sunday.

(Posted: 7/24/14)

Crews from the Maui Department of Water Supply are currently working to repair a 12-inch main line break at the intersection of Kaʻahumanu and Puʻunēnē Avenues in Kahului.

Department officials said that as of 5:30 a.m., the Maui Mall, Maui Clinic and Bank of Hawaiʻi had no water; however, crews were installing a bypass to get water to the locations while the break is being fixed.

The department estimates the fix to be complete in about six hours at around 11:30 a.m.

Motorists are advised to drive with caution in the area.  Department officials say traffic on Kaʻahumanu Avenue will be affected in both directions and motorists can expect delays.

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