Oahu residents from Kuliouou to Koko Head in Hawaii Kai can expect low water pressure today — or no water service at all – as Board of Water Supply crews work to repair a 24-inch water main at 5952 Kalanianaole Highway in Kuliouou that ruptured overnight.
The 24-inch transmission main moves large quantities of water into East Honolulu, BWS said, and staff are making adjustments to provide water to customers outside of the immediate work area, where traffic delays are likely.
Customers in lower Hawaii Kai and Kalama Valley should see water service begin to slowly return, but those in the Kamehame Ridge and Portlock areas remain without water, BWS said in a midday update.
At least one Kalama Valley resident told the Star-Advertiser they remained without water service as of 1:30 p.m.
Roving water wagons have been dispatched to water outage areas; make a request by calling 748-5000, Ext. 1.
The water main break has also closed the Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve and Koko Head Shooting Complex, the Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation announced this morning.
DPR added the break may also affect water service at other city park locations in Hawaii Kai.
Customers in affected areas are encouraged to conserve water and restrict use to essential needs only, such as cooking, drinking, and personal sanitation.
Two Ewa-bound left lanes of Kalanianaole will remain closed between Moomuku Pl. and East Halemaumau St. for the duration of the repairs, which are expected to continue into tomorrow.