WAILUKU -- An old water main burst underneath the War Memorial Gym late Thursday night, flooding the gym offices and hallways and cutting off water to surrounding sports facilities.
The Department of Parks and Recreation's Planning and Development offices were closed closed Friday as work was ongoing to restore water service. The parks permitting office at the front of the gym did stay open, said county spokesman Rod Antone.
Water service also was out to the War Memorial sports complex.
Water service was restored this afternoon, the county said.
Preliminary damage was estimated at $200,000 but did not include damaged equipment. The water did not flood the entire gym, and the basketball court was not impacted by the water. Antone said there were no events scheduled for the gym today.
The flooding at the gym was caused by someone hitting a fire hydrant near the Kaiser Maui Lani Clinic at about 5:30 p.m. Thursday, the county said.
The crash blew a regulator which sent high pressure water through the system and overwhelmed the aging pipes beneath the gym sometime prior to 11:30 p.m.