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Wailuku Asked to Conserve Water

February 3, 2010, 4:40 PM HST
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Department of Water Supply customers in Wailuku are asked to conserve water this weekend while the Waiale Tank is off-line for a tie-in project. Affected areas include Wailuku Heights, Waikapu, Kehalani (mauka of Honoapiilani Highway), Maui Tropical Plantation, Kahili Golf Course and King Kamehameha Golf Course. Conservation is requested from 9:00 p.m. Thursday, February 4, to 8:00 a.m. Monday, February 8, 2010.

Customers are urged to conserve water by turning off irrigation systems and other non-essential uses of water for the weekend. This will allow the Department to preserve water levels in the storage tanks for health and safety purposes.

During this time, the 3 million-gallon Waiale Tank off of Waiale Road will be out of service due to a tie-in to connect the new Maui Lani Wells to the county system. The wells should be online by the beginning of April.

In addition, on Friday, the tank shutdown may cause low water pressure in Kahului. This includes the area around Lihikai School between Onehee Avenue, Palama Drive, South Wakea Avenue, and Kaahumanu Avenue. The Maui Lani subdivision, Lihikai and Pomaikai Elementary Schools, and Maui Waena Intermediate School will also experience very low water pressure.

Customers are urged to call the 24-hour service line (270-7633) only if a water problem occurs.

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