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Crews complete repairs to Makiki water main, reopen Pensacola

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 12:03 p.m. HST, Oct 23, 2012


All lanes of Pensacola Street have been reopened, according to the Board of Water Supply. Crews completed repairs to the road and the broken water main near Hoolai Street.

Repair work was initially expected to take most of today.

A few unexpected discoveries by work crews did not help to expedite repairs.

A bone fragment was discovered at 6 p.m. Monday. It was turned over to homicide detectives who later determined through forensic exmaninations this morning that it belonged to an animal, a Board of Water Supply spokeswoman said.

Overnight repairs were complicated by other underground utilities and the depth of the pipe, which required shoring.

Water service, which had been cut off since 2:30 p.m. Monday, was restored by 5 a.m. to seven customers, including three low-rise apartment buildings, 

The break occurred on a 6-inch main, which was originally installed in 1941.

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loquaciousone wrote:
Another one? When is the City going to start replacing our aging water mains? Rail ohh okay. No buses too? What? Sewers too....how about pot holes.. .... more huh?
on October 23,2012 | 07:32AM
mcc wrote:
Fix our infrastructure, stop rail. Vote for Cayetano!
on October 23,2012 | 07:32AM
loquaciousone wrote:
Jimmy Hoffa's relatives have been notified and are on the first flight to Hawaii.
on October 23,2012 | 08:07AM
mrluke wrote:
Here we go again!
on October 23,2012 | 09:05AM
loquaciousone wrote:
I used to complain that it seems like every week there was a water main break somewhere but now it seems to be happening every day. If the rail is built, it will only get worse. We might all have to buy a boat.
on October 23,2012 | 09:45AM
Ewasohappy wrote:
I'll bet it is either a chicken or pork chop bone left there after an earlier line break.
on October 23,2012 | 09:48AM
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