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Monday, July 3, 2000

Nanakuli water
main repaired

The chronically faulty main
is not due to be replaced
for another three years

Star-Bulletin staff


All lanes of Farrington Highway near Nanaikeola Street in Nanakuli were open early today after Board of Water Supply crews completed repair work on a broken 24-inch water main.

The break, reported at 11:25 p.m. Saturday, forced the closure of two lanes -- one in each direction -- for nearly 30 hours. The lanes were reopened at 5:30 a.m. today.

Repair work on the main that provides half the water to the Waianae Coast did not affect service because the Board of Water Supply employed a bypass.

Residents from Nanakuli to Makaha, however, were asked to conserve water during the repair work.

Another section of the same 60-year-old main broke on Memorial Day.

Denise DeCosta, Board of Water Supply spokeswoman, said the main is scheduled to be replaced, but it is part of a three-phase process that will start at Barbers Point, and it will be another few years before the work reaches Waianae.

Crews also repaired breaks on 8-inch mains on Auyong Homestead Road and on Nanakuli Avenue near Mano Street yesterday which disrupted service to 22 households and two businesses.

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