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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 29, 2005
Contact: Mark Matsunaga, 352-1258
DEBRIS, RAIN CAUSE FOUR WASTEWATER SPILLS
Environmental Services Department crews report that construction debris and plastic bags caused this aftgernoon’s sewage spill on
More than 100,000 gallons of untreated sewage overflowed from a manhole near
City crews found the sewer main was blocked with pieces of lumber, plastic bags and grease. That caused the sewage to back up and overflow. Some of the spill flowed into nearby
It is unknown how the foreign objects got into the sewage system. While the rain didn’t cause the spill, it contributed to the volume.
Runoff from the rain was to blame for three smaller spills at:
· Waimanalo Wastewater Treatment Plant,
· Navy Marine Golf Course,
The State Health Department has been notified and warning signs have been posted at all of the spill locations. Contact Athan Adachi, chief of the Division of Wastewater Treatment and Disposal, at 620-0247 for details on the Waimanalo spill. Contact Jim Baginski, assistant chief of the Collection System Maintenance Division of the Environmental Services Department, at 222-9653 for the others.
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