Kauai's Department of Water has scheduled a water outage in the Haena-Wainiha area from 9 p.m. on Thursday, June 21 to 4 a.m. the next morning.
The outage will allow the department’s contractor Unlimited Builders, LLC to isolate the system and do much needed rehabilitation work to the existing 100,000 gallon Haena tank and the Wainiha booster pump station.
This project is part of a comprehensive long range plan to replace or repair aging infrastructure so customers can continue to be provided with safe and affordable water.
During the outage, customers in the Haena-Wainiha area will either experience no water or low water pressure.
The areas that will have no water service are all of Haena and parts of Wainiha, including customers along Kuhio Highway from the Wainiha Powerhouse Road intersection to the Ananalu Road intersection, as well as those along Ananalu Road.
All other areas in Wainiha will experience low water pressure including those along Wainiha Powerhouse, Alaeke, and Anahulu roads.
A detailed map of all the affected streets can be viewed online at www.kauaiwater.org.
Affected customers are advised to take the following steps:
- Store enough water to meet their needs during the outage.
- Notify family, friends, and neighbors that may be affected by the outage.
- Those with faulty water heaters should ensure that their water heaters do not empty during the outage.
- Exercise caution while driving through the area.
DOW will provide portable water tanks at Haena Beach Park and along Ananalu Road for customers that run out of water during the shutdown. Customers will need to bring their own water containers.