Waipahu Street reopened after water main break

By Ashley Moser
Published On: Apr 29 2014 06:59:23 AM HST
Updated On: Apr 30 2014 06:33:12 AM HST

A portion of Waipahu Street in Hawaii was closed off to drivers after a 12-inch water main break left 18 customers without water. KITV4's Ashley Moser shows us how residents and businesses are handling the mess.

WAIPAHU, Hawaii -

Honolulu police say Waipahu Street was closed Tuesday morning between Malakeke Street and Waipahu Depot Road due to a water main break.

Residents on Waipahu Street say this is usually a calm area, but instead of peace and quiet they woke to a mess.

Click here to watch Ashley Moser's story.

The announcement was made just before 4:45 a.m.

The 12-inch main break was reported just before 4:30 a.m., according to the Board of Water Supply.  Eighteen customers are affected by the main break.

Residents were concerned about all the gravel and rocks pushed down their driveway as far as 2- feet downhill.  They spent their morning shoveling.

“Yeah, lucky our house, but the house right here you can see the car. There’s a big pile of rocks all right by the car door,” said Waipahu resident Ben Domingo.

A water wagon was positioned at the corner of Waipahu Street and Waipahu Depot Road and a spigot on a hydrant was also available in the area.

A lot of cars were parked down one particular driveway because it is where a landlord parked his cars for his Saiki Motors business.

Customers were closed off from businesses along the stretch of road.

"In front of the office because it's eroded. I don't think they'll let them park in front," said Waipahu employee Cristina Aglibot. 

Water pressure was soft for customers on Waipahu Street while crews worked on the break.

Water was restored by 6 p.m. Road work was expected to go until midnight.

Waipahu Street was reopened by 5:45 a.m. Wednesday.

Ashley Moser's live reports:

- 6:30 a.m.

- 6 a.m.

- 5:30 a.m.

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