Water Service Expected to be Restored to Keokea Area

(Maui County News Press Release)

WAILUKU, Maui (KHNL) -- Crews made repairs that are expected to restore water service to the Keokea community by Monday evening. Water service was restored up to Koheo Road Monday afternoon and visual inspections were being conducted.

The last waterline break that was repaired, the largest at 80 feet, was discovered late Saturday afternoon; it required Water Department welders to fabricate steel trestles to accommodate the gulch crossing.

The system is currently being flushed, and as a precautionary measure, residents are instructed to boil water before consumption until laboratory staff can collect samples to ensure the safety of the water.

The Department of Water Supply will provide public advisories when tests determine boiling is no longer needed.

Water service has been restored to the rest of the island, including West Maui where earlier storm-related problems disrupted water service to Lahainaluna High School, Lahaina Intermediate and Princess Nahienaena Elementary causing the schools to remain closed.

Department of Water Supply crews manually cleared the intake at the Lahaina Water Treatment Facility; surface water was treated to allow the high school to reopen.

For water service problems, customers should call the Department of Water Supply's 24-hour service number, 270-7633.

Other updates are as follows:


Facilities Open:

- Kamaole III

- All parks south of Kamaole III

- Haycraft Park (Maalaea)

- All West-Maui parks, including Papalaua Wayside Park camping area

- All Central Maui public parks, except for the last parking area at Kanaha Beach Park, which is still flooded; campsite

- 4th Marine Park in Haiku,

- Harold Rice Park in Kula,

- The ball fields at Kaunakakai Multi-Purpose Facility

Facilities Closed:

- Kamaole I and II, due to large trees that need to be removed from the parking area. County arborist is assisting with removal

- Kalama Park, due to extensive flooding and two large fallen trees in parking area

- Kalepolepo Park, due to flooding in parking area

- Waipuilani Park, due to debris and flooding in park area.

- Keokea Park and Community Center, due to flooding in park and no water service

- Kilohana Community Center (Molokai), due to water-damaged electrical components

- Baldwin Beach Park will remain closed until further notice