Planned water outage for parts of Kauai Thursday

KAUAI (HawaiiNewsNow) - Kauai's Department of Water (DOW) has scheduled a water outage in Puhi and portions of Lihue on Thursday, April 12 from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. the next morning.

The outage will allow the state Department of Transportation to connect a newly installed waterline to the existing water system as part of the Kaumualii Highway widening project.

There will be no water service in the Komohana Subdivision (Anonui Street and all streets with access from or through Anonui Street) and customers along Kaumuali'i Highway west of Puhi Road.

All other areas in Puhi will have low water pressure.

Areas in Lihu'e that will have low water pressure are the Village West Industrial Subdivision, Kaneka Street, Nuhou Street between Kaumuali'i Highway and Ulu Maika Street, and portions of phase one of the Pikake Subdivision, including Kohonua'ula Place and portions of Kauila Street.

A detailed map of all the affected streets can be viewed online at

After the connection is completed, customers are advised to open an outside hose bib and check if their water is clean. If dirty water is visible, they should flush water through the hose bib until the water is clean before opening any faucet inside their house or business.

DOW will provide a portable water tank in the Komohana Subdivision along Anonui Street for customers that run out of water during the shutdown. Customers will need to bring their own water containers.

Residents are also asked to notify their family, friends and neighbors that may be affected by the outage.

Motorists should exercise caution when driving through the affected area.

For more information, please call the Department of Water at 245-5461 during our business hours of 7:45 am to 4:30 pm.

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