Wednesday, November 13, 2013
WATER SYSTEM IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
WATER SYSTEM IMPROVEMENT PROJECT TO BEGIN ALONG KAMEHAMEHA HIGHWAY IN KANEOHE IN NOVEMBER 2013
HONOLULU – A Board of Water Supply (BWS) contractor is scheduled to begin work to replace approximately 12,000 feet of distribution pipeline and appurtenances on Kamehameha Highway in Kaneohe, from Heeia Boat Harbor and will end just past the Heeia Street intersection, beginning November 20, 2013. Working hours will be Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The contractor will be replacing a 16-inch waterline installed in 1944 and an 8-inch waterline of an unknown age.
The rehabilitation to the water system will improve fire protection, enhance water service to residents in the area, and reduce the likelihood of water main breaks.
Construction will begin near Heeia Boat Harbor and will continue Kaneohe-bound towards Haiku Road. Motorists are advised to expect delays and to use alternate routes during construction hours if possible. Drivers traveling through the construction area are asked to please abide by posted traffic signs and allow for additional travel time. Questions may be directed to the BWS Construction Section at 748-5730 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Barring any unforeseen circumstances this project is expected to be completed in winter 2014.
The BWS strives to balance the need to replace aging infrastructure with affordable rates to its customers. Revenue from water rates fund the maintenance and replacement of Oahu’s aging water infrastructure to meet the BWS’s operational requirements and to ensure that customers will have water whenever they turn on their taps. The funding will facilitate proactive pipeline replacement projects, such as this one, to minimize water main breaks and will also be used to renew the BWS’s pumps, reservoirs, and treatment plants.