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Press Release – Tunneling for Kane‘ohe-Kailua gravity sewer project complete; boring machine completes three mile journey

MEDIA ADVISORY MAYOR KIRK CALDWELL DEPARTMENT OF DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES CITY & COUNTY OF HONOLULU    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, June 28, 2016 Press Office: (808) 768-5768    Tunneling for Kane‘ohe-Kailua gravity sewer project complete; boring machine completes three mile journey Kane‘ohe – Three miles of tunneling for the City and...

City completes tunneling for Kaneohe-Kailua gravity sewer project

Tunneling for the City and County of Honolulu’s largest sewer project, the Kaneohe-Kailua gravity sewer tunnel, is now complete. The three-mile route linking the Kaneohe Wastewater Pre-Treatment Facility (KWWPTF) to the Kailua Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant (KWWTP) took 13 months to bore through. Once complete, the tunnel will send...

Underground sewer tunnel to connect Kailua, Kaneohe

Click here to view the broadcast of the hole through By Moanike’ala Nabarro KAILUA, Hawaii – The tunnel boring machine called “Pohakulani” is expected to complete its 3-mile journey from Kailua to Kaneohe on Tuesday in an underground sewer tunnel.  The “Pohakulani” drilled through rock 62 feet under ground.   The machine...

Protecting Paradise From Sewer Overflows

Honolulu makes huge investment to improve its collections system and protect coastal waters. The second dig is not as far along but will also have a positive impact on overflows when completed. Called the Kaneohe-Kailua (K-K) Tunnel, it will convey wastewater by gravity from the Kaneohe pretreatment facility to...

NFL Joins ‘Village People’ On Greening of Puohala

By Carol Chang The Hawaiian village known as Puohala Elementary School is getting greener every day, thanks to the help of its neighbors, near and far. And on Jan. 29 it all came together, showcasing a partnership forged over three years to instill lessons in the keiki about nature,...

Press Release – Construction Contract Award – Tunnel Influent Pump Station

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, January 19, 2016 Honolulu press office: (808) 768-5768 City awards $150 Million contract for Kailua Tunnel Influent Pump Station; Kane‘ohe-Kailua sewer tunneling work passes midway point Honolulu – The City & County of Honolulu has awarded the contract for the Kailua Tunnel Influent Pump Station (TIPS)...

First look inside one-of-a-kind Kailua-Kaneohe gravity sewer tunnel

  Click here to watch the 7:00am Live Broadcast and take a look inside the tunnel Brigette Namata and Kirk Caldwell, Honolulu Mayor   A first-of-its-kind project in Windward Oahu is halfway done. Once complete, the multimillion-dollar Kailua-Kaneohe gravity sewer tunnel will send wastewater by gravity flow from Kailua to Kaneohe,...

176 feet below Kailua, Kane’ohe for $320M sewer tunnel project

Click here to take a look inside the tunnel   By Moanike’ala Nabarro KAILUA, Hawaii – Construction continues on a new gravity sewer tunnel in Windward O’ahu.  The $320 million project set to be completed in 2018 will shuttle sewage waste from Kane’ohe Wastewater Pre-Treatment Facility to the Kailua Regional...

Windward gravity sewer tunnel nearly half complete

  Click here to watch the broadcast   KAILUA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) – The gravity sewer tunnel will convey wastewater flows from Kaneohe to Kailua while providing wastewater storage to help prevent overflows and spills, especially during storms. The overall project includes multiple parts: An approximately 3 mile-long gravity sewer tunnel...

DON’T LET THE NAME “MICROTUNNELING” FOOL YOU

The technology creates both big and small tunnels. What makes it unique is most workers and controls stay on the surface, while the boring machines go underground. By: Brett Oppegaard KIRK RANDLES LEFT his family’s farm in South Wales more than 30 years ago to take his first tunneling job....
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