BWS to conduct water meter battery replacement on Oahu

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Board of Water Supply (BWS) will be conducting a water meter battery replacement project beginning in February and continuing through April.

Approximately 60,000 batteries will be replaced in various locations throughout Oahu.

BWS says the battery replacement project is necessary and that the batteries are nearing the end of their lifespan. The batteries need to be replaced to enable the BWS to continue to conduct meter reads for billing purposes.

The BWS has contracted PAC Electric Company Inc. and Paul's Electrical Contracting LLC to replace the batteries.  Employees from the contracted companies will be wearing fluorescent yellow PAC Electric or Paul's Electric shirts and will have identification badges.  They may be on foot with pull-carts or in vehicles that are marked with a PAC Electric or Paul's Electric logo.

Each worker will carry a signed letter from the BWS as proof of his/her association with this BWS project.

The work will involve replacing the old batteries with new ones and cleaning out the meter boxes.  Most meter boxes are located in the public right-of-way.  However, some meter boxes may be located in private property, in which case property owners will be contacted prior to performing the work.

Water service will not be disrupted while work is being performed.  Work will only be conducted during the day.

For questions or concerns about this project you can call the Battery Change-Out Office at 748-5462 or email

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