An eight inch water main break affected water service for almost a dozen businesses in Kahului on Wednesday morning, including the Kahului Airport.
“Customers began reporting low water pressure and no service at around 6 this morning including, Maui Electric, Home Depot, the Courtyard Marriott, Walmart, and Kahului Airport. ” said Rod Antone of the County of Maui.
Antone added, “Department of Water Supply crews located and isolated the break on the Kanaha side of the Kahului Airport. They break was bypassed and service was restored to the area at around 8:30 this morning.”
Earlier this morning, Hawai`i Department of Transportation officials reported that water service at the Kahului Airport was interrupted for an unknown reason.
The HI DOT officials at the Kahului Airport called the Maui County Department of Water Supply and in turn, they dispatched crews to investigate the problem and to bring water service back online once the problem is found.
The Hawaii DOT reports the Kahului Airport is open and operating normally, just without running water at present time. NO flights have been cancelled or diverted per the Federal Aviation Administration.
At this time, crews are working to restore water service to the Kahului Airport.