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Waianae water main break closes townbound Farrington lane

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 4:50 p.m. HST, Jul 7, 2012

Repairs are expected to continue through tonight to fix a 16-inch water main that broke Friday in Waianae.

One townbound lane of Farrington Highway is closed near Waianae Intermediate School as crews fix the main.

Police said a water main break was reported about 1:45 p.m. Friday and firefighters shut off the water. Both townbound lanes were initially closed, but one lane reopened about 3 p.m.

A Honolulu Board of Water Supply spokeswoman said the right townbound lane will remain closed during the repair near Kauiokalani Place. 

The break initially impacted about 400 customers, but the BWS successfully set up a system to bypass water to all but about 7 customers, including the transitional shelter, an apartment complex, Waianae Fire Station and Waianae Intermediate School.

A water wagon has been set up at the end of Kauiokalani Pl. and a spigot on the hydrant fronting 85-332 Farrington Highway is providing water to these customers.

Customers on Ala Hema, Ala Walua and Ala Akau Streets have water, but at very low pressure

The main was originally installed in 1962.

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