A broken piece of plumbing has shut off water to Kakaako Waterfront Park’s showers, bathrooms and water faucets, along with the state’s new Family Assessment Center homeless shelter, and repairs won’t be made until a replacement part can be flown in Friday, according to the Hawaii Community Development Authority which oversees the park.
Garrett Kamemoto, HCDA spokesman, did not know exactly what part broke to the park’s back flow preventer on Monday. But Kamemoto hoped that repairs can be made Friday and water service can be restored.
“The part is not on island,” Kamemoto said. “We need to bring the part in, which we’re doing as expeditiously as possible. We do thank everybody for their patience. And we’re sorry about the inconvenience that this is causing.”
Clients at the state’s new Family Assessment Center — between Waterfront Park and the University of Hawaii Cancer Center — were invited to use water at the nearby Next Step Shelter operated by Waikiki Health.
“The problem is isolated to the park and the family assessment center is part of that,” Kamemoto said.
The Hawaii Children’s Discovery Center and the UH Medical School and Cancer Center operate on a different back flow preventer and are not affected, Kamemoto said.