10/10/13 – DLNR Begins Improvements To Koke‘E-Waimea Canyon State Park Water SystemPosted on Oct 10, 2013 in News Releases, State Parks
DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES
WILLIAM J. AILA JR,
For Immediate News Release October 10, 2013
DLNR BEGINS IMPROVEMENTS TO KOKE‘E-WAIMEA
CANYON STATE PARK WATER SYSTEM
LIHU‘E, KAUA‘I — The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) has begun making improvements to a section of the water system of the Koke‘e-Waimea Canyon State Park complex. Work began on Monday. The project area includes the water system section between the Makaha Ridge storage tank and the Pu‘u Ka Pele pavilion complex, and will be located within existing access and service roadways used by park staff and lessees of the recreational lots in the area.
Improvement will include installation of a new 6-inch water main, new water meters, new lateral connections to adjacent lots, fire control laterals, repair of the affected roadways and related work. The project contractor is Goodfellow Bros., Inc., and the project cost is $2 million. Project completion is expected by March 2014.
Project impacts include construction activities on these internal roadways and adjacent lots. Local area access will be allowed as necessary, and traffic control and safety measures will be implemented.
“We appreciate the patience and understanding of the community in this park area, as the water system improvements are needed to ensure service to the recreational lots and our park facilities,” said Dan Quinn, State Parks administrator.
A public information meeting for community members was held on Saturday at the pavilion in Koke‘e State Park.
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DLNR Public Information Specialist
Phone: (808) 587-0320