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Water service restored after outage closes Kaneohe schools, court

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 07:00 p.m. HST, Sep 05, 2012

The Honolulu Board of Water Supply restored water service to  affected customers in Kaneohe Wednesday after a 16-inch transmission main that feeds three reservoirs broke.

Water pressure should be back to normal Thursday morning, said spokeswoman Kymber-Lee Char.

Windward Community College, Hawaii Pacific University’s Hawaii Loa campus, Kaneohe Elementary School and Ke Kula o Samuel M. Kamakau public charter school, and Kaneohe District Court were closed Wednesday because of  the water outage. All the buildings were to reopen Thursday.

BWS spokesman Kurt Tsue said he could not estimate the number of affected customers, mostly residential located between the HPU Hawaii Loa campus and Heeia. Because of the gravity-fed system, some customers on the same street continued with water service while others in a lower service area did not.

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allie wrote:
on September 5,2012 | 07:22AM
Kuniarr wrote:
This is what Cayetano was talking about - we need to upgrade and maintenance our water system not pour billions building a redundant commuter system.
on September 5,2012 | 07:49AM
allie wrote:
Ben is so right: fix the roads, bridges, sewers and water before wasting more money on the phony rail project
on September 5,2012 | 08:26AM
mcc wrote:
Fix our infrastructure!!! We constantly have broken water mains and sewerge running into our streams and oceans. We cannot maintain what we have and we want to build a TRAIN??? Try calling a City department for information and listen to the people you have to talk to. If I owned a business, I would fire them. Stop spending and wasting money on a train and fix our infrastructure and improve our services. Vote for Ben Cayetano!!!
on September 5,2012 | 08:31AM
Nalukai wrote:
Hey Mayor...... why don't you borrow some of that contingency funding from Rail to fix real problems in our infrastructure . Way too much money and attention on that drain train. Can't we just get a little water ????
on September 5,2012 | 09:36AM
MakaniKai wrote:
Top Breaking News: water service out! No this is business as usual. For my family; our Board of Water Supply rates increase at a continuing interval although our wages remain pretty much the same and we have decent paying jobs we enjoy. We keep less of OUR EARNED WAGE because of increased fees and taxes. I know that our property taxes WILL INCREASE with this rail fiasco. And garans no way can this three ring City and County maintain a rail system. We all remember Mufi’s mantra. You see were Mufi is not but we are saddled with this money pit all while our aging infrastructure crumbles and the ocean and aina suffer. Enuff! Aloha.
on September 5,2012 | 10:15AM
As part of an emergency plan, just in case, each household should keep a ten day supply of drinking water on hand. One gallon per person per day. Fancy label water is not necessary. The least expensive gallons of bottled water will do. There is an expiration date on the container, but- water does not expire. Keep the containers out of the sun and in a cool place. When the containers pass the date, replace but do not discard the old. They will be useful to flush toilets in a water emergency, and to wash oneselves. Don't forget water for your pets. I hope you follow this suggestion, and never have a drinking water emergency.
on September 5,2012 | 04:56PM
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