The Garden Island Newspaper reports that a $900,000 construction project to replace the aged Kilauea water line along Kolo Road is set to begin on July 6, and the project will last approximately 6 months.
The state-funded Kilauea water project will install 1,300 feet of pipe and includes the installation of new valves, hydrants, service laterals, meter boxes, air valves, permanent clean-outs, valve boxes, connections to existing water lines and pavement resurfacing and restoration. There may be intermittent one-lane road closures throughout the 6-month construction period and during the working hours of 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM on weekdays. The Department of Water is unsure how many houses will be affected, but it is expected that some residents will experience water shortages at times.
This Kilauea water project is part of the Department of Water’s “Water Plan 2020,” a long-range plan addressing the need to upgrade deteriorating and aging infrastructures on Kauai.
For more information, read the Garden Island Newpaper’s article, “Kilauea Water Line Construction to Begin.”