FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 10, 2003
SEWER SPILL CONTAINED AT WAIPAHU CULTURAL GARDEN
A defective joint caused a clog in a 12-inch sewer line, resulting in raw wastewater to overflow today (May 10, 2003) from a manhole within the grounds of the Waipahu Cultural Garden and Plantation Village at 94-695 Waipahu Street.
A Department of Environmental Services sewer maintenance crew was notified at 11:28 a.m. and responded at 12:10 p.m. The spill was stopped at 4:08 p.m. after grease was flushed from the defective section of the line.
An estimated 1,105 gallons of raw sewage spilled onto the grounds of the park and dissipated into the soil. The crew cleaned and disinfected the affected area.
The spill site was cordoned off and warning signs were posted to keep people away from the contaminated area. The State Department of Health was notified of the incident.