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Waianae water main break closes schools, leaves 400 customers dry

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 07:43 a.m. HST, Nov 20, 2012

A 16-inch water main break on Farrington Highway near the Waianae Fire Station has left 400 businesses and homes without water.

The Department of Education reported that there will be no classes at Waianae Intermediate School and Kamehameha Puu Kahea Preschool at 86-179 Ala Hema St. because of the water shortage.

The break occurred 85-654 Farrington Highway at 4 a.m.

The Board of Water Supply said it will attempt a water bypass, which could restore water service to most of the affected customers. 

One Makaha-bound lane on Farrington Highway was closed between Ala Hema Street and Kaulawaha Road. Traffic patterns may be altered when crews begin excavation to repair the main.

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DABLACK wrote:
It is imperative that Kirk do what he promised the people ASAP !! No geeve any excuses !!
on November 20,2012 | 07:22AM
olos73 wrote:
He's not Mayor yet.
on November 20,2012 | 07:43AM
mcc wrote:
Another one! Schools closed, roads closed, we cannot care for our infrastructure and we want to build a train??????
on November 20,2012 | 09:05AM
allie wrote:
Ben was right: Fix your roads, sewers and water first before wasting dollars on outdated and incorrectly routed rail.
on November 20,2012 | 09:36AM
mmohawaii wrote:
More and more frequently we hear reports of water main breaks all around the island. Maybe its time the Board of Water Supply and the City & County of Honolulu place more emphasis on basic infrastructure necessities. I'd love to do a little more research on the subject but I'm sure our current pipe network is at the end of its life span and should be changed out yet all our focus and money is going toward things like the rail and we all know how financially sound that project is.
on November 20,2012 | 10:51AM
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