Portions of Hanapepe to lose water service next week

HANAPEPE — The county Department of Water has revised the affected service area for the scheduled water service shutdown to include: a portion of Hanapepe Road from Ko Road to Hana Road; Pa Lane, Kona Road, Koula Road, Pepe Road and a portion of Kaumuali‘i Highway between Hana Road and Puna Road.

Water service will be turned off on Tuesday, Aug. 11 from 9 p.m., until Wednesday, Aug. 12 at 5 a.m., weather-permitting, to conduct improvements to a 12-inch main line on Kona Road as part of the Hanapepe-Ele’ele Water Systems Improvements Project.

Additionally, a one-lane road closure will be in place near the intersection of Kaumuali‘i Highway and Kona Road in Hanapepe beginning at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11, until approximately 6 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 12.

The makai side of Kona Road will also be closed, however, access to Kuiloa Road from Kaumuali‘i Highway will beavailable from Puna Road during the work.

Customers are advised to prepare for the service shutdown by taking the following steps:

• Store enough water to meet needs until water service can be restored;

• Notify family, friends and neighbors of the scheduled shutdown;

• Those with faulty water heaters should ensure that water heaters do not empty during the shutdown;

• Businesses should plan accordingly before and during the water-service shutdown.

To monitor water-service updates online, see facebook.com/KauaiDOW.

A trailer-mounted water tank containing potable water will be available for use along Kona Road during the service shutdown. Customers must bring their own containers to fill up if needed.

During a scheduled or temporary water-service shutdown, customers should consider using the water supply from their emergency kit for essential needs. This helps to rotate their water-storage supply over time. Remember to replenish the water storage supply in the emergency-preparedness kit when water service is restored.

More info: 245-5461

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