After roughly eight years after our sewer lines were broken, we are finally reconnected! Crews from Hawaiian Dredging completed the final asphalt repair this morning and confirmed that water was flowing into the main city sewer line on Waimanu Street.
Our thanks to Hawaiian Dredging directors, staff, and the workers of RHS Lee for resolving this critical issue for us. Hawaiian Dredging is also assisting us with repairs in 909. My thanks also to building committee member Ken Hafner and former president Brien Matson for helping to oversee while I was away on the mainland.
We are still determining the at-fault party however it is likely that the top of the old clean out pipe was sheared off when Waimanu Street was repaved. A large rock was found to have been placed on top of the broken pipe and subsequently covered up without reporting the damage. Local 677 is working with the City, HCDA, and Hawaiian Dredging to determine the responsible party and what course of action may follow.
The next step will be to replace the 949 building’s plumbing lines. They have deteriorated to the point where they must all be replaced. Our future action will likely involve seeking damages from the responsible party that damaged the sewer line initially. However we are planning to go ahead with the work given the importance of this issue. The AFM national has offered assistance in the form of a grant which the MAH board has authorized for the repairs. Mahalo to the IEB and Paul Sharpe of the AFM!
In your service,