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Crews repair Kakaako water main break

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 10:52 a.m. HST, May 31, 2013

Board of Water Supply crews have restored water service to Kakaako businesses following water main break this morning.

Crews completed repairs to the 8-inch water main break at 9:00 a.m. and are working to fill the trench and clear the roadway along Keawe Street between Auahi Street and Ala Moana Boulevard, board officials said

The break was called in at 1:27 a.m. and left six businesses without water this morning.

A small white pickup truck that had been parked near the break had to be towed clear of the scene, but suffered no apparent damage.

Road repair is expected to continue into the afternoon.

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inlanikai wrote:
Anyone keeping track of the number of breaks so far this year? I got 89 in the annual "How Many Water Main Breaks Will There Be on Oahu" pool.
on May 31,2013 | 05:57AM
serious wrote:
Funny. If it weren't so true. I wish the SA would run a study on how much these breaks cost vs replacing the old mains like the city's road repairs---put in new water mains along with the new roads while they are torn up!!!
on May 31,2013 | 06:45AM
sailfish1 wrote:
They are doing it slightly different - After a road is repaved, then the BWS digs up the road to replace the water main, then the BWS repaves the road. In addition to the wasted money, the BWS does a lousy job of repaving the road so the road has to be repaved again very soon. The HAWAII way! hahaha!
on May 31,2013 | 07:58AM
sailfish1 wrote:
They are doing it the HAWAII way! First the road is repaved, then the BWS digs up the road to replace the water mains, then the BWS repaves the road. In addition to the waste money, the BWS does such a lousy repaving job the road has to be repaved again very soon thereafter.
on May 31,2013 | 08:03AM
bikemom wrote:
We're up to 10 in a half-mile stretch of Lunalilo Home Road in a six-month period.
on May 31,2013 | 09:03AM
Charliegrunt wrote:
Imagine what's going to happen when they build all those high rises. They better start replacing the water mains with 160 in. Same with the sewage. At least 20 times. Then, where is all the waste going to go for treatment? Smaht buggahs we have as planners.
on May 31,2013 | 07:19AM
Nesmith wrote:
Yep I agree - the waste treatment center on Keawe was brought up at the public hearing last night at the Capitol. What will happen when all the new residents move into Kaka'ako. Changes affect other changes. infrastructure being one of many. How funny a break would happen only hours after.
on May 31,2013 | 07:36AM
olos73 wrote:
At least going be NEW pipes. Going last another 50 years. That's why better get all the water main breaks now, cuz should be good when the condos are built.
on May 31,2013 | 08:42AM
false wrote:
Chaarliegrunt: And where will all the water come from to flush those toilets?
on May 31,2013 | 08:46AM
mcc wrote:
Another break, what is new? All these plans for 700 foot buildings is going to need some infrastructure redoing before building their legacy, New York in Hawaii!
on May 31,2013 | 07:48AM
Sunny wrote:
Exactly! And who's paying for all the water and sewer infrastructure upgrades required to support all the planned development? Not only in Kakaako but also Kapolei, Ewa, and Waipio, we currently cannot meet Federal waste water standards and will need to spend Billions to upgrade our sewage treatment plants. What about all the fresh water needed to support these developments? I believe our fresh water sources have been maxed out for years with no new significant sources of water.
on May 31,2013 | 10:01AM
loquaciousone wrote:
Our water system infrastructure reminds me of the vitamin supplement called "ONE A DAY".
on May 31,2013 | 08:22AM
cojef wrote:
Just wait until all the high risers have been completed. No water for them to flush all the toilets, the stench will be overwhelming. The next episode will be the sewers, which is even worse than the water main. "ku sai"
on May 31,2013 | 09:46AM
alohacharlie wrote:
So how many water main breaks were there in 2012? The answer: 365. So rather than replacing the entire line when they have a break, all they do is patch it between existing joints and wait until another section fails. But, to replace the entire line would take money that they claim they do not have and when legislators considered raising the gas tax to replace our failing infrastructure, our overly educated public started a fire storm in protest. Suffer folks.
on May 31,2013 | 10:01AM
loquaciousone wrote:
Goes to show what I know. There were 366 days in 2012.
on May 31,2013 | 11:11AM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
Let's add 10,000 more people in 4,300 new condos. That will help a lot.
on May 31,2013 | 01:27PM
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