State Irrigation Systems Getting $10 Million Safety Improvements

HONOLULU (KHNL) -- The state's irrigation systems will be safer.

Governor Linda Lingle released $10,250,000 for safety improvements to the reservoirs.

"This project will move the state forward on much-needed improvements to reservoirs belonging to our state irrigation systems, including measures to help prevent future irrigation system failures," said Lingle.

Improvements wll be made to the following reservoirs:

Big Island:
Honoka'a-Pa'auilo Irrigation System (Pa'auilo Reservoir)
Waimea Irrigation System (Pu'u Pûlehu and Pu'ukapu reservoirs)

Kôke'e Ditch Irrigation System (Pu'u Loa and Kitano reservoirs)
Kekaha Ditch Irrigation System (Mana reservoir)

Moloka'i Irrigation System (Kualapu'u Reservoir)

Waiâhole Irrigation System (Reservoirs #155 and #225)
Waimânalo Irrigation System (Waimanalo Reservoir)

Construction is scheduled to be completed in November 2009.