A message from COUNTY OF HAWAII

The Department of Water Supply will temporarily shut off water service for central Hilo customers located along Waiānuenue Avenue, Komohana Street, lower Kaumana Drive and most side streets in between.  The shut off is scheduled from 10:00 p.m. on Friday, March 6, 2015 (tonight), to 5:00 a.m. on Saturday (tomorrow), March 7, 2015 to change a broken 16” main valve.  A detailed map of the affected area is available at www.hawaiidws.org.

Upon resumption of water service, the waterlines will be flushed and cleaned during which time you may notice turbid and/or discolored water.

You may also notice trapped air in your plumbing, which will be released as you initially use water.

Affected customers are asked to take any and all precautions necessary to protect the customers’ property and facilities including, but not limited to, disabling electrical power to pumps and/or any other devices whose normal operation may be dependent on water pressure and/or water supply, and which might be harmed if automatically energized during the water shut-off.

Please pardon these temporary inconveniences.  If you have any questions, please contact Carl Nishimura, District Supervisor, at 961-8790.