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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 19, 2002
 

SEWAGE SPILL IN WAIPAHU CONTAINED 

            A clogged 10-inch sewerline caused a sewage spill of about 2,260 gallons this morning (August 19) behind the administration building at the Waipahu Cultural Garden Park (Hawaii’s Plantation Village), 94-695 Waipahu St. 

            The spill was reported at 11:30 a.m. and stopped about an hour later at 12:40 p.m.  It resulted from a blockage caused by grease that accumulated in a sag in the sewerline.  The line was cleared and City crews are disinfecting the area. 

            The raw sewage did not reach any streams and was absorbed into the ground. Warning signs have been posted and barricades have been set up to prevent entry into affected area.  The State Department of Health has been notified of the incident, which should not impact this weekend’s Waipahu Sunset in the Park activities. 

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Tuesday, July 09, 2002

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