Waterline break affects Paia, Kuau
PAIA - Residents in Paia and Kuau experienced very low or no water pressure Sunday due to a waterline break near Hana Highway in town.
The county Department of Water Supply said in a news release Sunday that work on the crack in the 6-inch line was supposed to be completed by the afternoon.
Any customer with a different water problem is asked to call the department's 24-hour hot line at 270-7633.
The break occurred near 141 Hana Highway, and traffic problems were expected to be minimal during the repair.
Kahoolawe panel to meet Thursday
HONOLULU - The Kaho'olawe Island Reserve Commission will hear updates on restoration, ocean and cultural programs and hold a discussion of the commission's legislative action plan during a meeting this week.
The commission will meet at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Kalanimoku Building, 1151 Punchbowl St., Room 322B in Honolulu.
A copy of the commission's agenda is available at www.kahoolawe.hawaii.gov.
For more information, call 243-5020.
Library to purge inactive accounts
WAILUKU - Public libraries will be purging their patron database of inactive accounts on Dec. 20, the Hawaii State Public Library System announced.
Removing the accounts will provide the system an updated, more accurate database for its business and management uses.
Inactive accounts are those with expired library cards and no borrowed library material in the past three years; no outstanding borrowed materials, charges or fees; and/or card holders who are former residents who have relocated out of state.
The record of a library user who hasn't borrowed materials in three years or more may be purged. Patrons who visit a library, present a library card and discover that their record has been purged can reactivate their cards, free of charge, by completing a new library card application and presenting it with their card and valid identification. The same would apply to patrons who use only the Internet at public libraries.
MECO sets meeting on proposed line
KIHEI - Maui Electric Co. will seek input Tuesday from South Maui residents on its long-term plans to build a power transmission line from its Maalaea power plant to a substation near Kamalii Elementary School in Kihei.
A meeting will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. in the school's cafeteria.
MECO spokeswoman Kau'i Awai-Dickson said company officials will provide project details at the meeting, including a look at different route options for the transmission line aimed at meeting existing and future power needs.
Planners are looking at a combination of above- and below-ground transmission lines, she said.
The project is not planned to be in service until 2016 or 2017, she added.
"We're just needing to look ahead," Awai-Dickson said. "We want to be sure to keep the concerns of the community in mind as we go through the planning process."