HANAPEPE, KAUA`I (Ben Caxton) — A blessing ceremony held last Friday signals the start of construction on a new water pumping station in Hanapepe. Dustin Moises, the Department of Water’s chief of construction management said in a press release that the project is crucial to increasing the level of water services for Ele`ele customers. The booster pumps now being added to the system will support future affordable housing projects, and provide a level of redundancy that will be “beneficial now and into the future.” Moises added. Work will include installation of a new booster pump, as well as repairs to the existing pump, both of which service Ele`ele. The project is part of the DOW’s long-range Water Plan 2020 and is scheduled to be completed, weather permitting, by March of next year.