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Posted on: May 7, 2021

Update: South Maui water distribution system recovering from water outage on Thursday

The Department of Water Supply reported water service disruptions in Wailea related to Thursday's water outage in central Kihei.

For several hours yesterday, customers in central Kihei were without water service because of an early morning water main break in a 30-inch transmission pipeline on Auhana Road. The water service outage affected over 150 homes and businesses and 200 fire hydrants.

Water service was restored Thursday afternoon, although there have been some lingering effects to the South Maui water distribution system. 

Today, the system is re-pressurizing as water tanks are refilling. The increased demand for water will contribute to prolonged periods of no water to low water pressure in the Wailea area.

The department anticipates restoring water service to Wailea customers by 1 p.m. today. Customers can expect brown water when service is restored, and they are advised to allow water to flow out of faucets until the water is clear.

Two water tankers have been stationed at Kanakanui Road directly across from Kamali`i Elementary School for customers to fill water containers.

The department appreciates customers’ understanding and patience. For emergency repairs and updates, call 270-7633. 

For more information, contact DWS Administrative Officer Adam Mundy at (808) 270-8046 or email

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