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Water restored to 600 Moanalua homes after 16-inch main break

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

UPDATE on Friday at 3:00 a.m.:
Board of Water Supply crews have completed repairs to a damaged 16-inch water main located at Moanalua Golf Course. 

Water service was restored to all affected customers at approximately 2:30 a.m.  The water main was inadvertently damaged by contractors working in the area.

ORIGINAL STORY:
Moanalua residents are without water Thursday night after a construction crew hit a 16 inch main.

The crews were building a retaining wall behind the Moanalua Golf Club when the pipe was hit about 1 in the afternoon.

The golf course was flooded. The tee box for hole #5 washed away. And several fairways are soaked. The club is closed indefinitely.

"I've never been in a situation like this before," says Andy Sulzer, the acting head golf pro at the club. He says it's just not safe for members right now.

He says the insurance adjusters need to inspect the damage before any decisions are made about re-opening.

Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center was without water for about an hour until the bypass system could be activated.

The Board of Water Supply is also working on a bypass for the 600 homes affected while repairs are done. If that is not complete soon, water wagons will be brought in.


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