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Roads reopened after 3 water main breaks repaired

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 09:14 a.m. HST, Apr 14, 2013

Board of Water Supply crews finished repairing three water main breaks in Aikahi and on opposite ends of Kapahulu Saturday.

Aikahi Loop reopened shortly after 4:15 p.m. Saturday after crews fixed a 12-inch main and damage to the road.

Police closed Aikahi Loop at Mokapu Road at about 5 a.m. after th water main break this morning.

About 200 customers along Old Mokapu Road lost water service, which was restored to all customers by 3:30 p.m.

Crews also finished repairs on two other water main breaks on opposite ends of the Kapahulu area.

A lane of Waialae Avenue between Kapahulu and 1st avenues reopened by 10:45 a.m. after crews replaced an 8-inch pipe. Service was restored  by 9:30 a.m. to 30 customers, including a low-rise apartment building, that had been without water since the break was reported at about 10:30 p.m. Friday night.  The main was originally installed in 1931.

Crews also reopened  the makai-bound lanes of Monsarrat Avenue between Campbell and Kanaina avenues by about noon after finishing repairs. Water service was restored at about  7 a.m. after a six-inch main, installed in 1928,  broke  at about  5:15 p.m. Friday.

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mcc wrote:
Stop wasting money on the train and fix our infrastructure. Everythng is falling apart, roads, city buildings, water mains, sewer lines, parks, pools, etc.
on April 13,2013 | 09:14AM
Allenk wrote:
Our aging infrastructure needs attention and we continue to throw money at Grabby Boy and company for a train which will not reduce traffic congestion, but is a political gift.
on April 13,2013 | 09:27AM
1local wrote:
lawmakers need to sustain their union voter lifestyle...
on April 13,2013 | 01:45PM
aomohoa wrote:
Exactly mcc!
on April 13,2013 | 09:32AM
Grimbold wrote:
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on April 13,2013 | 09:52AM
false wrote:
on April 13,2013 | 01:16PM
false wrote:
The Fall of The Roman Empire has not impressed us and did not impress a certain Mufi Hannemann. When i was in middle school, or intermediate school, a certain Mufi at 6 foot 7 inches, was a star basketball player for Iolani. Only Iolani though, as I never heard of Mufi succeeding in college, and certainly not at lowly UH, who were in their glory days of Freeman, Davis, Penebacker, Holiday and Nash. Mufi, just be HUMBLE, for crying out loud. Actually i think u have been humbled by your two major major losses in the political arena recently and Ben was absolutely right when he said that the most dangerous politician in Hawaii is Mufi, and I think we can safely say, WAS Mufi.
on April 13,2013 | 10:17AM
false wrote:
Continuing on, the fall of the Roman Empire was ignited by those greedy Caesars that constructed posh luxurious stuff in and around Italy, by looting the citizenry of their wealth, including jewelry and stuff. Does that not seem to be repeating here, and of all people, Italy is helping us. LOL. Hahahahahahahaha. Grab your nose, please get us out of this. You are not a puppet. Also, LoquaciousOne is on vacation, so i am subbing.
on April 13,2013 | 10:21AM
false wrote:
I wouldn't count Mufi out just yet. If Hanabusa challenges either Schatz or Abercrombie, you can bet he'll pop up, just like a daruma.
on April 13,2013 | 01:22PM
allie wrote:
like bacteria you mean
on April 13,2013 | 02:36PM
allie wrote:
hey! lowly UH?
on April 13,2013 | 02:35PM
cunfuzd4 wrote:
ALL-LIE well you claim to be a student at UH...that would make it lowly. Any University that would accept someone as obviously unqualified as yourself just to get their hands on the federal funds should be referred to as "lowly". You are an example how destructive the current UH administration has been to the overall academic quality of the University.
on April 14,2013 | 06:47AM
allie wrote:
agree..ben tried to warn us all
on April 13,2013 | 02:34PM
inlanikai wrote:
That's four breaks this week alone, counting the one on Keolu Drive in Kailua. In the most corrupt cities like Chicago had Mayor Daly who knew enough that above all else you keep the streets clean, the garbage picked up, the sewers clear and the water flowing. Do the basics and maybe, just maybe, the people will cut you some slack elsewhere. It's time this City started getting back to basics.
on April 13,2013 | 09:46AM
false wrote:
Some rust like brown water briefly came through our faucet in our old place, which we sold at the end of November. Thank goodness we are not there anymore, although it was home for 50 some odd years.
on April 13,2013 | 10:12AM
false wrote:
Mufi, next time run for King of Hawaii.
on April 13,2013 | 10:13AM
mikethenovice wrote:
Time for some clean Kirkland drinking water.
on April 13,2013 | 10:36AM
cojef wrote:
Wow 86 years old water-main, why that's almost as I am, only 1 years younger, and I am really old, at least I feel so. Ancient water mains need replacing, not fixing. Stop wasting money, 1st by not giving the "Grabber" $35, 000 bonus, that's the 1st step. For Christ Sake fix the sewer, they s mell high heaven??
on April 13,2013 | 11:16AM
cunfuzd4 wrote:
cojef - unfortunately that is not that uncommon in nearly all major cities. Recently when passing through San Diego there was a major break in their Downtown district and it was reported that the section of main that they repaired was laid in 1920
on April 14,2013 | 12:38PM
mikethenovice wrote:
Keolu Drive is suppose to be the rich side of Kailua and this is how they get treated.
on April 13,2013 | 10:37AM
Waimanalodayz1 wrote:
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on April 13,2013 | 09:57AM
false wrote:
ALL ABOARD. That was the headline of the HSB back in 2007 or so.
on April 13,2013 | 10:11AM
mikethenovice wrote:
Mufi could sell anything to everyone.
on April 13,2013 | 10:35AM
Kalaheo1 wrote:
Not lately.
on April 13,2013 | 02:11PM
false wrote:
Favorite words of all newspapers and especially this one: Crews, mo-ped, police, authorities, will, expect, anyone. Why not just talk pidgin, we understand better lol ??
on April 13,2013 | 10:09AM
mikethenovice wrote:
Like the many other comments say here, it doesn't look good when we want to invest in a new infrastructure when we can't even take care of the existing projects.
on April 13,2013 | 10:32AM
mikethenovice wrote:
We pay all this cost for maintenance with poor results.
on April 13,2013 | 10:34AM
Bdpapa wrote:
I gotta commend the BWS on a good job on Keolu. They got water service back to the community within 2 hours of the break. They worked all night, and finished early in the afternoon. They did very neat work.
on April 13,2013 | 10:41AM
serious wrote:
To make it easy, the SA should just have a constant headline WATER BREAK and then fill in the blanks. This is absolutely ridiculous Tear up the roads, do the sewers, water mains and then use concrete for the roads!!
on April 13,2013 | 11:09AM
Anonymous wrote:
And still they issue building permits for gargantuan highrises right in the middle of town.
on April 13,2013 | 12:04PM
saywhatyouthink wrote:
It happens so often, it's obvious that the BWS has not been managed by competent people ... now or in the past.
on April 13,2013 | 09:25PM
sailfish1 wrote:
Water main breaks are occurring all the time now. We also have many sewer line breaks and sewer leaks. Our government failed us - they took all our water payments and sewer payments and spent it all on something else. We need to get rid of all the State legislators and City council people who have been there too long and created all these problems
on April 13,2013 | 11:16PM
808comp wrote:
Again ????
on April 14,2013 | 03:14AM
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