Tuesday, June 1, 1999

Eight water board projects
on tap islandwide

Star-Bulletin staff


The Board of Water Supply is pumping $3.04 million into eight construction projects for new pipelines and other improvements. Installing new mains and related equipment will reduce main breaks and improve fire protection and water service.

"Most of these projects will bring various area systems and facilities up to current standards," said Clifford Jamile, the board's manager and chief engineer.

Other projects include renovating landscaping, installing equipment to incorporate additional water sources and drilling a well to monitor the effect of pumping on aquifer conditions.

The projects are located in the following areas:

Bullet Aina Koa: R.I. Namba Construction Inc. was awarded an $88,000 contract to install landscaping and an automatic sprinkler system for the Aina Koa 640-foot reservoir, 1880 Halekoa Drive. Work is under way and completion is expected by mid-September.

Bullet Kakaako: RMY Construction Inc. received a $104,202 contract to install an 8-inch water main along Coral Street from Ala Moana Boulevard to Auahi Street. Construction is scheduled to begin in early June and completed by June 2000.

Bullet Kapalama: Okada Trucking Co. will complete the second phase of a project to install two wells and connect them to the existing system.

Work on the $1,325,000 job is under way in an easement within Kamehameha Schools property. The wells will be hooked up to the waterline at Makuakane Street. Completion is expected by mid-May 2000.

Bullet Kalihi: Water Resources International Inc. was awarded a $248,400 contract to drill and case a monitor well at the Kalihi Shaft in the board's Kalihi corporation yard at the end of Kini Place. Work should begin in early June and be completed by early November.

Bullet Kalihi Uka: Mega Construction Inc. is installing 4- and 8-inch waterlines along Kamanaiki Street from Violet Street to Laulani Street and along the entire lengths of Moani, Noe, Laulani, Pahulu and Puolani Streets. The $676,250 project is scheduled for completion at the end of May 2000.

Bullet Waimanalo: RMY Construction Inc. began installing an 8-inch waterline along Kumuhau Street from Waikupanaha to Mahailua Streets. The $422,623 job is slated for completion by September 2000.

Bullet Wahiawa: Hawaii Waters Technology Ltd. was awarded a $178,880 contract to install 4- and 8-inch waterlines along Kilani Avenue from Holoku Place to Ilima Street and along the entire length of Mala Street.

The project is under way and is targeted for completion by the end of May 2000.

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