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For Immediate Release
September 1, 2020

Hawaii Kai Residents Asked to Conserve Water From Today to Friday, Sept. 4

HONOLULU – The Board of Water Supply (BWS) is asking customers in Hawaii Kai, from Keahole St. to the Hawaii Kai Golf Course, to please use water for essential needs only from today until Friday, Sept. 4. BWS crews are working to repair a leaky valve on a transmission main on Kalanianaole Highway near the entrance to the Hawaii Kai Golf Course.

This main helps provide some water to the Hawaii Kai area. The work has caused the main to be temporarily taken out of service. To help reduce area water demand, customers are asked to use water for cooking, drinking, and personal sanitation needs only until the valve repair is completed.

The BWS is also notifying large water users in the area, including parks, schools, shopping centers, and large residential buildings, to ask for their cooperation to conserve water as well. 

The repair work is also affecting traffic on Kalanianaole Hwy., near the golf course. A portion of the town-bound lane is closed; special duty officers have been asked to help direct traffic and signage has been placed. Motorists should anticipate delays and plan accordingly.

Updates on the valve repair work will be available on BWS social media, including Facebook, Twitter, and Nextdoor, as well as on the City’s app.

About the Board of Water Supply

The Board of Water Supply (BWS), a semi-autonomous agency of the City and County of Honolulu, manages Oahu’s municipal water resources and distribution system.  As the largest water utility in the State, the BWS serves approximately one million customers on Oahu.  The BWS embraces its mission of “Water for Life – Ka Wai Ola” – to provide a safe, dependable, and affordable water supply, now and into the future.  Uwē  ka lani, ola ka honua – “When the heavens weep, the earth lives.”  For more information, visit, follow @BWSHonolulu or like the BWS’s Facebook page at



Kathleen Elliott-Pahinui
Information Officer
Honolulu Board of Water Supply
Phone: (808) 748-5319