(BIVN) – Water service will be temporarily shut off in an area of Hilo one day next week, only for a few hours, the Hawaiʻi County Department of Water Supply says.
“Water will be temporarily turned off in the above-mentioned area on Wednesday, September 4, 2019, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to do waterline work for the Piʻihonua-Kūkūau Reservoir and Transmission Improvements Project,” a water supply notice stated. “The affected areas may experience low to no water pressure during the shut-off period.”
Affected areas include customers on Chong Street from West Naauao Street To Lewanuʻu Street, including Lawelawe Circle and other connecting side roads, including Hokulani Street, ʻIʻiwipolena Road, Terrace Drive and all of its connecting side streets and side roads, including Hokulani Place, Kaʻapuni Loop, Kaʻapuni Place, Wawai Loop, Wawai Place, Lani Place, Terrace Circle, Puamelia Place, Poni-moi Place, Pikake Place, Pakalana Street, Pakalana Place, Kaikūʻono Street, Kaikūʻono Place, Hele Mauna Street, Huapala Place, Ilima Place, and Kiele Place.
“Upon the resumption of water service, the waterlines will be flushed and cleaned, during which time you may notice turbid and/or discolored water,” water supply said. “You may also notice trapped air in your plumbing, which will be released as you initially use water.”
The department also advised:
Affected customers are reminded to take any and all precautions necessary to protect the customers’ property and facilities including, but not limited to, disabling electrical power to pumps and/or any other devices whose normal operation may be dependent on water pressure and/or water supply, and which might be harmed if automatically energized during the water shutoff.