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Water restored in Makaha after contractors damage line

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MAKAHA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

UPDATE at 5:07 a.m. on Tuesday:
Board of Water Supply (BWS) crews have completed repairs to a contractor-damaged water main on Farrington Highway near Makaha Beach Park. Water service was restored to all affected customers as of 8:15 p.m. this evening. The BWS appreciates the patience and understanding of affected customers as crews worked to restored water service as quickly as possible.

BWS crews are now working to backfill the trench and repair the pavement. Crews will be working off the roadway and no lane closures are expected.

ORIGINAL STORY:
Board of Water Supply (BWS) crews are responding to an 8-inch water main break on Farrington Highway near Makaha Beach Park. This break was reported to the BWS by contractors working in the area, whose work inadvertently damaged the water main.

Approximately 137 customers from Kili Drive to Kaena Point are without water service at this time. The BWS is deploying multiple alternate water sources, including two roving water wagons, to assist customers affected by the main break. 

All lanes on Farrington Highway are open at this time. However, once BWS crews begin excavation work, the mauka lane on Farrington Highway will be closed. The makai, Honolulu-bound lane will be contraflowed to allow one lane of traffic heading each direction.

This traffic pattern will remain in effect for the duration of the repair, which is expected to continue into the evening. Motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible or to drive with caution through the work site.

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