Waterline repairs completed

KALAHEO — Water was restored water to Kalaheo residents on Thursday.

Representatives with The Kauai Department of Water said a break in Kalaheo’s main waterline occurred along Kaumualii Highway, between Kalaheo Missionary Church and the Hawaiian Kukui Brand factory.

The breach closed a portion of the highway for most of Wednesday; all lanes reopened to motorists around 4 a.m. Thursday.

Late Wednesday evening, crews found another leak to the same line and made repairs. Kimberly Tamaoka, DOW spokeswoman, said the break is likely due to an aging waterline. The department is unsure how many of its 1,742 Kalaheo customers were affected by the outage.

The DOW received calls from upper and lower Kalaheo.

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