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September 20, 2001

WATER WORKS AWARDS $9.51 MILLION IN CONTRACTS
TO BETTER MANAGE SOURCES AND DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM

The Board of Water Supply (BWS) has awarded nine construction contracts that total a little more than $9.51 million. When completed, the projects will improve the agency’s ability to manage Oahu’s sources and distribution system, according to Manager and Chief Engineer Clifford Jamile.

“Through these projects, our operations will become even more efficient,” Jamile said. “We are renovating and repairing some of our aging facilities, pipelines and equipment. We are also drilling wells to  monitor the aquifer and help the BWS preserve our groundwater resources.”

            The projects are underway and involve the following neighborhoods:

v     Hawaii Kai – Site Engineering, Inc., was awarded a $258,900 contract to repair and repaint the Kamiloiki 170’ Reservoir located at 7843 Hawaii Kai Drive. Completion is expected in mid-Feb. 2002.

v     Moiliili – RMY Construction, Inc., was awarded a $503,428 contract to install 8-inch water lines on Kaaha Street from Kapiolani to Kaaloa Street, on Kaaloa Street from Kaaha to Nakookoo, on Nakookoo from Kahuna Lane to the end, on Kahoaloha from Nakookoo to Kuulei Lane, and on the entire length of Kahuna Lane. Completion is expected by mid-June 2002.

v     Puunui – Grace Pacific Corporation was awarded a $413,518.75 contract to repair pavement involved with various main installation projects that were completed several years ago. The roadwork will be done on Waolani, Rooke, and Puunui Avenues, from Wyllie Street to the end; on Wyllie and Maui Streets from Waolani to Puunui Avenue; and on Kauai and Hawaii Streets, beginning to end. Completion is expected in the beginning of Nov. 2001.

v     Waimano – Beylik Drilling, Inc., was awarded a $186,004 contract to drill and case a deep monitor well in the gulch off Komo Mai Drive in Pacific Palisades. Completion is expected by mid-March 2002.

v     Waiawa – Valley Well Drilling was awarded a $179,378.86 contract to drill and case a deep monitor well in the lower Waiawa area off of the H-2 Freeway. Completion is expected by mid-Dec. 2001.

v     Mililani – Beylik Drilling, Inc., was awarded a $172, 691 contract to replace the submersible motor and pump bowl assembly at the Mililani Wells I facility at 95-1045 Ahikao Street. Completion is expected in the beginning of Jan. 2002.

v     Waipahu – Inter-Island Construction, Inc., was awarded a $5,144,588 contract to install Granular Activated Carbon contactor tanks and related equipment at the Hoaeae Wells station at 99-432 Hoaeae Street. Completion is expected in late Jan. 2003.

v     Sunset Beach – M & M Tanks Inc. was awarded a $601,836 contract to relocate an existing water meter to Kamehameha Highway and install a 3-inch main and booster station along the Comsat Access Road to help with the abandonment of the existing Sunset Beach 206’ Reservoir which is longer accessible for maintenance work. Completion is expected by mid-Oct. 2002.

v     Sunset Beach - M&M Tanks Inc. was also awarded a $2,058,564.75 contract to upgrade the existing 12-inch main to a 16-inch main along Kamehameha Highway from Paumalu Place to Kahae Road to increase water pressure and fire flow capacity. Completion is expected at the end of Nov. 2002.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2002

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