NELHA pipeline under threat

According to West Hawaii Today, the NELHA deep sea water pipeline has partially come loose from its moorings and could break, causing substantial repair costs, in the US$ 10 million range. Fixing the problem before it breaks could cost as much as US$1 million. According to the article “Repair work needs to be undertaken at depths of 400 to 500 feet, where a concrete anchor is rolling on the sea floor and “bridles” holding the pipe in place have begun to separate.“. NELHA is having problems getting the money to perform the repairs.