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KAPA‘A — Portions of Kapahi may have reduced water pressure or no water for most of the day on Tuesday, due to work to improve the water system, according to county officials.
The Department of Water has scheduled a water outage for Kapa‘a Homesteads on Tuesday from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. The shutdown will allow DOW’s contractor Jennings Pacific to connect a newly installed waterline to the existing system.
The tie-in is part of Water Plan 2020, DOW’s comprehensive long range plan to replace or repair aging infrastructure so customers can continue to be provided with safe and affordable water.
During the shutdown, water service in Kapa‘a Homesteads will either not be available or have low pressure.
The areas that will have no water service are along Kapahi Road, including: Halakahiki Place; Puka Street; Poloke Street; Ka’ehulua Place; Ka‘ehulua Road from Kawaihau Road to the Apopo Road junction; and Kawaihau Road between Pu‘u Ka‘a Street and Kapahi Road.
The areas that will have low water pressure or no water service include: Kawaihau Road from Pu‘u Ka‘a Street to Laipo Road; all subdivisions that branch off of Kawaihau Road i.e. Wai‘ale‘ale Estates, Kapa‘a Meadows, and Pu‘u Ka‘a subdivisions; as well as Honua and Hoku roads.
Customers in the affected and surrounding areas, including Kapa‘a town, are urged to conserve water and restrict water consumption to essential uses only during the outage. Essential needs include: cooking; bathing; and toilet flushing. Water conservation by all customers in Kapa‘a may prevent the depletion of the limited water supply while the tie-in is being done.
Go to www.kauaiwater.org for a detailed map of all affected streets.
Affected customers should ensure that their water heaters do not empty during the outage and store enough water to meet their needs during the outage.
DOW will provide portable water tanks; one along Ka‘ehulua Road and another along Kawaihau Road between the intersection of Ka‘ehulua and Kapahi Roads for customers that run out of water during the shutdown. Customers will need to bring their own containers for water.
After the connection is completed, customers are advised to open an outside hose bib and check if their water is clean. If dirty water is visible, they should flush water through the hose bib until the water is clean before opening any faucet inside the house or business. It is possible that sediment in the waterline may have been disturbed creating the need for the line to be flushed.
Residents are asked to notify their family, friends and neighbors that will be affected by the outage.
Motorists should exercise caution when driving through the affected area.
The Department of Water apologizes for the inconvenience and thanks affected customers for their patience and cooperation in preparing for the water outage as improvements to aging infrastructure continue.
For more information, call DOW at 245-5455 during business hours, Monday to Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except on holidays.
For emergencies after business hours, call Police Dispatch at 241-1711.
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