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Murky Water Safe to Drink in Kīhei and Mākena

December 17, 2014, 9:33 AM HST
* Updated December 18, 9:19 AM
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Water repairs. Graphics: Maui Now.

Water repairs. Graphics: Maui Now.

By Maui Now Staff

(Update: 3:59 p.m. 12/17/14)

The Department of Water Supply recently received reports from South Maui residents of murky water with the possibility of particulate matter in the water.

The Department deployed crews to the area to obtain water samples, and water official say all results show that the water is safe to drink.

The samples did show that air bubbles may be contained in the water, but no other particulate matter was identified.

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If your water is murky, water officials advise that you may want to let your water sit for a while to allow the air bubbles to dissipate.

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(Update: 1:45 p.m. 12/17/14)

Water customers in Kīhei and Mākena are asked to continue water conservation measures until 9 p.m. this evening, Dec. 17, 2014).

The Maui Department of Water Supply has since repaired the 36-inch transmission main line in the field above Kaiwahine Street; however, crews continue work to implement start-up procedures, which may take some time to complete.

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The public can call the department’s 24-hour service line at 270-7633 if a water-related problem occurs or if there are any questions.

(Original Post: 12/17/14)

The Maui Department of Water Supply is asking Kīhei and Mākena area customers to conserve water until mid-day today (Wednesday, Dec. 17), while repairs are conducted on a 36-inch transmission main line.

The repairs are taking place on a line located in a pasture above Kaiwahine Street at the North end of Kīhei off of the highway.

Water department officials say the Army National Guard Armory may experience low pressure in their water supply due to repairs; however, water supply to the rest of the public will not be affected.

Department representatives apologized for the inconvenience.

The public can call the department’s 24-hour service line at 270-7633 if a water-related problem occurs or if there are any questions.

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