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16-inch main broken by contractor in Moanalua is repaired

Water service to Kaiser is restored

By Star-Advertiser staff

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LAST UPDATED: 03:18 a.m. HST, Oct 04, 2013


Board of Water Supply crews finished repairs by 2:30 a.m. on a 16-inch main damaged by a contractor at the Moanalua Golf Course that left about 600 customers without water Thursday afternoon and evening, a board spokesman said.

Earlier in the evening, crews created a bypass to resore water service, at lower than normal pressure, to most customers at about 10:30 p.m. Thursday.

Service to Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center and Clinic was restored about 3 p.m., two hours after the main break, said water supply spokesman Dymian Racoma.

The break was reported by a contractor doing excavating at about 1 p.m., Racoma said.

"We immediately went to the hospital to start doing a bypass to get the water service back on," Racoma said.







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HonoluluHawaii wrote:
See most, and 95% is most, people will not hit and run.
on October 3,2013 | 06:29PM
videofun wrote:
Does the contractor pay for all repair costs in this type of accidents? You would expect these companies to have looked at underground system maps before they start digging.
on October 3,2013 | 07:11PM
harley1 wrote:
it's called "One-Call" and anyone in the state digging on private or public property must call to find out about underground utilities, be it water, electric, gas, sewers, oil, etc....You call and the pipeline owners come and mark the area for free. There are fines for non-compliance and should be for idiocy.
on October 3,2013 | 07:55PM
hikine wrote:
How could you excavate without looking to see if there are buried lines underneath? Incompetency
on October 3,2013 | 08:57PM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
Cannot see underground for one, the other is doing what harley1 says.
on October 3,2013 | 09:50PM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
Would u believe there is a person named Honolulu that works at Kapolei 7-11 next to the police station?
on October 3,2013 | 09:52PM
Publicbraddah wrote:
I thought it was mandatory to check out the site before excavating to insure you don't hit something that's already buried there; electric lines, waste/sewer line, etc.
on October 4,2013 | 07:04AM
HAJAA1 wrote:
LOL only here will a contractor mess up like that. Then they take 6x the length of time it takes to finish projects than on the mainland. I think we need to stop the local boy style and beef up inspections on these sites.
on October 4,2013 | 12:34AM
Publicbraddah wrote:
Spellcheck please, SA. It's "restore", not "resore".
on October 4,2013 | 07:02AM
truelies wrote:
you call 811 but some contractors cannot count up to 7
on October 4,2013 | 03:46PM
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