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Residents asked to conserve water

By Star-Advertiser staff


Leeward residents are being asked to continue conserving water until reservoirs in the area can be substantially refilled.

Crews yesterday repaired a break in a 24-inch water main near 92-301 Farrington Highway and water service was restored to all customers about 6:40 last night.

However, reservoirs need time to be "recharged," so conservation would likely be necessary through today, said Kurt Tsue, a Board of Water Supply spokesman.

The main delivers 60 percent of water to residents from Honokai Hale to Makaha.

A leak was discovered near the Kahe Power Plant about midnight Wednesday, and crews shut off the main while they repaired it. The main is off the highway and repairs did not affect traffic.

During the repairs, residents adhered to the appeal to use water sparingly and there were no major water outages, Tsue said. Eleven customers who did not have water service were provided with a water wagon.

While the main was off, Board of Water Supply officials rerouted water from reservoirs that usually supply 40 percent of water to the area. After water pressure is restored to the main, those reservoirs will be refilled.

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