UPDATE – Repairs have been completed to the water main break in North Kohala restoring water service to customers, officials say.
(BIVN) – A water outage in North Kohala closed two schools on Monday morning.
The Department of Water Supply reports a water outage in North Kohala due to water main break. The outage may last for 6 to 8 hours.
Due to the water outage, the Hawaiʻi Department of Education has closed Kohala High School and Kohala Elementary School for today. Kohala Middle School will close at noon, officials now say.
Areas of Kapaʻau and Hawi may also be affected by the water outage.
UPDATE – North Kohala customers in the Hawi area will experience no water, the Department of Water Supply says, while personnel repair the water main break near the intersection of Akoni Pule Highway and Honomakau Road.
Repairs are estimated to be completed by this evening.
Water Supply has stationed a water tanker across Kohala High School for the public’s use.
UPDATE – The Hawaiʻi County Department of Water Supply issued this update at 12:45 p.m. Monday:
North Kohala customers in the Hawi and Kapaau area will experience no water while DWS personnel repair a water main break near the intersection of Akoni Pule Highway and Honomakau Road. Repairs are estimated to be completed by this evening.
DWS has installed a temporary spigot along Waipiele Street near Akoni Pule Highway and a water tanker will be stationed near Ainakea Elderly Housing for the public’s use.
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