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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Media Contact:  Markus Owens, ENV PIO, 768-3454



ENV Responds to Sewer Overflow in Waikiki


HONOLULU The City’s Department of Environmental Services responded late this afternoon to a sanitary sewer overflow in Waikiki.


ENV received the call at 3:48 p.m., arrived at the site at 4:34 p.m. and released the blockage at 4:58 p.m.


Grease clogged a sewer pipe at 369 Hobron Lane causing 1,750 gallons of untreated wastewater out a manhole and into a storm drain at 1821 Lepeepee Street that leads to the Ala Wai Canal.  ENV crews were able to recover 300 gallons using a Vactor truck from the storm drain.


ENV crews cleaned, disinfected and deodorized the area.  State Department of Health has been notified.  Warning signs and water sampling will begin Sunday morning.