Power was restored to Olinda and the summit of Haleakala on Tuesday afternoon after high winds brought down trees on power lines Monday evening.
The almost 18-hour power outage in Olinda that began shortly before 9 p.m. also led to a call by the Department of Water Supply for conservation measures in upper Kula because booster pumps were without power. The pumps push water up from the Kamole and Piiholo treatment plants to the upper Kula storage tanks.
Jacky Takakura, administrative officer for the Department of Water Supply, said Tuesday afternoon about an hour before power was restored that the 1 million gallon tank at Kula Kai was nearly empty with other tanks above and below it running low.
After power was restored at nearly 3 p.m., Takakura said that customers may experience some low water pressure through the evening as the tanks refilled. It will take six to seven hours of pumping to get the tanks back to normal levels, she said.
The outage in Olinda on Monday night left 270 customers in Olinda and Piiholo without power, said Kau'i Awai-Dickson, director of communications for Maui Electric Co, on Tuesday afternoon. Once the debris were cleared, Maui Electric crews worked to replace poles and to repair the lines.
Power was restored at 2:48 p.m Tuesday.
The Haleakala outage began shortly before 6 p.m. Monday when trees came down on power lines in a gulch near the summit. MECO workers hiked to the area Tuesday to complete repairs on three spans of electrical cable.
Power was restored at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.