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BWS completes work on main servicing Waianae Coast, reopens lanes

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KAPOLEI, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

All lanes near the water main break near Waimanalo Gulch Landfill have been reopened.

Around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Board of Water Supply crews completed work on a 24-inch water main that ruptured Tuesday night near the entrance to the Waimanalo Gulch Landfill. BWS officials anticipate full restoration to the water system sometime Thursday morning.

The crews finished repairs to the main, removed shoring from the trench and have begun to backfill the trench up to the level of the main.

If no leaks appear, then BWS says that crews will fully charge the system. However, it could still take several hours for full water pressure to return to the Leeward Coast.

Six homes remain without water, and water wagons have been provided to residents.

BWS officials said there is reserve capacity in Waianae Coast reservoirs, which is why most Waianae customers still have water.

However, water pressure may be below normal, and residents are being asked to conserve water until water flow is completely restored.

This story will be updated.

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