Heavy rains hamper water flushing operations

02 January 2022

From U.S. Navy Public Affairs

Heavy rain and thunderstorms have delayed the flushing of water supply lines and homes.

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii – Heavy rain and thunderstorms have delayed the flushing of water supply lines and homes.

“Rain continues to be expected in the forecast,” Navy Region Hawaii Chief of Staff Capt. Darren Guenther warned during the Dec. 31 daily water update. “We are closely watching the amount of water going into the storm drains. There is a possibility if we get a lot of rain we may need to slow some of our flushing operations so that we don’t overburden the drains. We may make delays or changes to the schedule.”

Oahu was under a flash flood watch on Jan. 2 following several days of heavy rainfall.

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