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                               Public Information Division
                               Department of Customer Services
                               City & County of Honolulu
                               523-4385 (www.co.honolulu.hi.us/)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 23, 2002 

KANEOHE SEWAGE SPILL STOPPED 

A broken eight-inch sewer line spilled raw sewage into an adjacent storm drain, causing 90 gallons to reach Kaneohe Bay last night (April 22) before the flow was stopped. 

The incident at 44-006 Hulakai Place, involving a clay sewer pipe, was pinpointed at 6:25 p.m. and brought under control within hours, by 11:15 p.m.  Although the total spill is estimated at 350 gallons, only about one-fourth of the sewage entered Kaneohe Bay via the storm drain. 

City crews are repairing the pipe after cleaning and disinfecting the area. Warning signs have been posted along the affected portion of Kaneohe Bay.  The State Department of Health has been notified of the incident.

 

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Tuesday, July 09, 2002

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