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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March14, 2006
CITY CREWS REMOVE WINDWARD STANDING WATER
As heavy rain continues in Windward Oahu, City Department of Environmental Services crews are working overtime to pump water out of flooded yards and other areas in the hard-hit community of Kaaawa.
State officials asked for the assistance to remove water from low-lying areas in case of more flooding and to minimize potential health problems. With the approval of the state Department of Health, the water is being emptied into a nearby ditch, rather than being hauled to the nearest sewage treatment plants miles away in
At the Health Department’s request, City workers have posted contaminated water signs near the ditch and along the shore where it empties into the ocean.
“Like most Windward communities north of
“What we’re pumping now is mostly runoff. However, because we cannot be sure if the excess waters we are pumping includes wastewater from overflowing cesspools, we are posting the signs
as a precaution.”
Eric Takamura, 692-5159
Mark Matsunaga, 527-5767
|Tuesday, March 14, 2006|