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For Immediate Release
September 8, 2020

Kalanianaole Highway Drain Manhole Replacement Project

HONOLULU – Starting September 21, 2020, Board of Water Supply (BWS) contractor, MEI Corporation, is scheduled to begin a project to restore a drainage system, berm and reinforced concrete jacket for a 30-inch water main fronting the Hawaii Pacific University Oceanic Institute on Kalanianaole Highway. The project is needed to restore damages caused by a water main break in 2016.

Working hours for the project will be Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Road closures, if needed, will occur between 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Motorists traveling near the construction site are asked to please exercise caution and to abide by posted signs.

Based on the current schedule, this project will be completed in the first quarter of 2021. Questions and comments may be directed to the BWS Construction Section at 748-5730 or by emailing

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


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