Water lines repaired in North Kohala

A water main break in North Kohala on Monday forced the closure of Kohala Elementary, Middle and High Schools.

North Kohala customers in the Hawi and Kapaau area experienced a disruption in service while Department of Water Supply personnel repaired a water main break near the intersection of Akoni Pule Highway and Honomakau Road.

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Temporary spigots were set up on Akoni Pule Highway while repairs were being made.

DWS Deputy Kawika Uyehara attributed the break to aging infrastructure and normal wear and tear.

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“Kudos to our guys who worked as quickly as they did to restore service,” Uyehara said.

Repairs were complete and water restored by 3:30 p.m. All the schools will reopen today.

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