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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                            December 27, 2005

Release No. ENV-36





            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.




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

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

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