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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                            December 27, 2005

Release No. ENV-36

 

 

CREWS RESPOND TO WAIALAE NUI  SEWAGE SPILL

 

            Workers from the Collection System Maintenance Division of the City Department of Environmental Services responded today to a sewage spill in lower Waialae Nui.

            Raw sewage was reported coming out of a manhole in an easement behind a Hoakoa Place home about 8:15 a.m. The City crew responded and found tree roots had blocked an 8-inch sewer main, causing the wastewater to back up. An estimated 1,950 gallons of wastewater is believed to have spilled from the manhole. Some of the wastewater entered a nearby storm drain. The pipe was cleared and the area was disinfected by 11:30 a.m. 

The Department of Health was notified and warning signs are being posted. The public is advised to heed the signs and avoid affected areas.

 

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Contact:

Florendo Juan, general foreman, Collection System Maintenance Division, 523-4365

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

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