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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Media Contact:  Markus Owens, ENV PIO, (808) 768-3454

 

 

ENV Responds to Sewer Overflow in Palolo

 

HONOLULU The City’s Department of Environmental Services late last night to a sanitary sewer overflow in Palolo.

 

ENV received the call Monday at 9:10 p.m. and arrived at the site at 10:30 p.m. Crews were unable to release the blockage because they were unable to access a manhole downstream due to private construction.  The spill is intermittent.

 

Tricycle parts, clothes, rocks and sticks clogged a sewer pipe at 2171 Ahe Street in Palolo sending an unknown (at this time) volume of untreated wastewater out a manhole and into Palolo Stream.

 

The state Department of Health was notified.  ENV is posting warning signs and taking water samples.

 

                                                

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