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April 24, 2004

 

 

WASTEWATER SPILL IN MILILANI STOPPED

 

            A private contractor working on a city sewer rehabilitation project in Mililani was unable to contain peak incoming sewage flows at the site, resulting in a spill of approximately 3,600 gallons last night (Friday, April 23).

 

            The incident was reported at 7:45 p.m. at the intersection of  Kapuahi Street and Anania Drive.  A city crew was dispatched to the scene, stopped the spill an hour later at 8:45 p.m., and disinfected the area.  The spillage also entered a storm drain that leads to Waiahole Ditch, which was dry at the time.

 

            The spill occurred because the contractor was using a pump to bypass sewage around the construction area, but the pump did not have sufficient capacity to handle incoming flows at peak times.

 

            The state Department of Health was notified of the spill.

 

 

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Saturday, April 24, 2004

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