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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 23, 2004

 

WAIANAE WASTEWATER SPILL STOPPED

 

City crews responded at 11:19 am yesterday (Wednesday, September 22) to an overflowing wastewater manhole located near 85-1083 Kaneaki Street in Waianae Valley.

 

The crew released a blockage in the sewer line and stopped the overflow at 3:30 pm.  The spill was caused by an accumulation of grease, which created the blockage in the 12-inch sewer line downstream of the manhole.  An estimated 5,400 gallons of raw wastewater overflowed from the manhole and entered into a nearby storm drain, which discharges into a dry streambed (Kaupuni Stream).  The spill dissipated into the dry streambed and no surface waters were affected. 

 

The area was cleaned and disinfected by the crew.  Warning signs were posted where the spill discharged into the dry stream alerting the public to avoid this area. The State Department of Health was notified of this incident. 

 

For more information call 523-4423

 

 

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Thursday, September 23, 2004

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