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Friday, June 14, 2019
Water service shutdown scheduled for Koloa area on June 20-21

KOLOA – The Department of Water (DOW) announces an overnight water service shutdown in Kōloa, scheduled for Thursday, June 20th from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. on Friday, June 21st; weather permitting.  During the scheduled shutdown, water service will be unavailable for customers located in the following service areas: Waila’au Road, Emi Road, a portion of Ala Kinoiki Road; from Maluhia Road to Waila’au Road, Waihohonou Road, Aloha Place, Wailani Road, Ohuoho Road, Ho’olei Street, Olona Street,  Tapa Street, Mamaki Street, Ohuohu Street, Maki Street, Pala’a Place, Waikomo Road, Waoke Street, Waoke Place, A’alu Place, Puni Road, Kapau Road, Malino Road, including a portion of Weliweli Road; from Kōloa Road to Waikomo Road, a portion of Kōloa Road; from Waikomo Road to Po'ipū Road, a portion of Po'ipū Road; from Kōloa Road to Pa’anau Road and a portion of Maluhia Road; from Waila’au Road to Kōloa Road.

Friday, June 14, 2019
DOW’s 2019 Water Quality Reports now available

LIHUE – The Department of Water’s (DOW) 2019 Water Quality Reports, covering from Jan. 1, 2018 to Dec. 31, 2018, are now available to view on the DOW’s website,

Thursday, June 13, 2019
Firefighters extinguish fire at Halelani Village

PUHI – Firefighters responded to a structure fire at the Halelani Village condominiums in Puhi Wednesday night.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Firefighters remain at the scene of Po‘ipū Brush Fire

PO‘IPŪ – Firefighters continue to battle hotspots at the scene of a large brush first that initially broke out Tuesday afternoon in Poipu, in the vicinity of Ala Kinoiki, Po‘ipū, and Old Mill roads.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Island Wide Road Resurfacing projects for 2019 announced

LĪHU‘E – The Department of Public Works is announcing Fiscal Year 2019 Island Wide Road Resurfacing projects for the island of Kaua‘i.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Kekaha Landfill closed for equipment repairs until further notice

KEKAHA – The public is advised that due to an equipment malfunction, the Kekaha Landfill is closed until further notice.

Monday, June 10, 2019
Kekaha Landfill reopens following equipment repairs

KEKAHA – Officials have announced that equipment repairs have been completed and the Kekaha Landfill has been reopened to the public.

Monday, June 10, 2019
Two-car crash closes Kaumuali‘i Highway on Sunday

‘ELE‘ELE – Kaua‘i police responded to a two-car crash Sunday afternoon, on Kaumuali‘i Highway, in ‘Ele‘ele, in the vicinity of the Hanapēpē Valley Lookout.

Sunday, June 9, 2019
Kekaha Landfill to close on Monday for equipment repairs

KEKAHA – The public is advised that due to an equipment malfunction, the Kekaha Landfill will be closed on Monday, June 10, until further notice.