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A private contractor doing excavation outside a fence at the Ewa Beach Wastewater Pump Station accidentally broke a 30-inch pressurized sewer line today (Thursday, June 24), causing 3,150 gallons of sewage to spill before the leak was stopped by city workers.


            The spill began at 9:30 a.m. at 91-690 Pohakupuna Road.  A backhoe operator from Frank Colluccio Construction Company, accidentally ruptured the line, sending the untreated wastewater into a nearby storm drain that empties into Ewa Beach.  The pump station was shut down temporarily and the spill was stopped at 11:15 a.m.


            Warning signs are being posted along affected areas of the beach and also along public access paths to the beach.  Ocean waters at the scene are also being tested for contamination.





Thursday, June 24, 2004

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