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Kula residents advised to boil water

MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) - Upper Kula residents and businesses should boil their water before using it after heavy rains washed out about 60 feet of waterline near Kawehi Place in Kula.

The boil water advisory affects residents from Waiakoa Road to Kanaio.

Residents should not drink tap water without boiling it first. County water tankers are located at the intersection of Kula Highway and Lauie Drive and at Kula Hospital for residents to fill containers.

Water should be boiled for a full minute and allowed to cool before use. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes and food preparation. Boiling water kills bacteria and other organisms in water.

The advisory is a precautionary measure, according to the county Department of Water Supply.

The area includes Alae, Naalae Road, Waipoli, Polipoli, Waiohuli, Keokea, Ulupalakua and Kanaio.

The broken waterline may have compromised water quality in the area, water officials said.

Residents are advised to boil water for consumption until water service is restored near Kawehi Place and laboratory testing shows it's safe to drink.

Residents who are without water or have very low water pressure include those on Kawehi Place, Oluolu Place, parts of Koheo Road, Pilikino Place and Polipoli Road to its intersection with Middle Road.

The damaged waterline is expected to be repaired by 6 p.m. today.

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