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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 1, 2006
SEWAGE SPILL WARNING SIGNS POSTED
The City Department of Environmental Services today posted contaminated water warning signs at several additional locations on Oahu, including
In addition to flooding dozens of homes and businesses, yesterday’s deluge, coming after six weeks of rain, flooded or damaged several portions of
Yesterday’s spills also included:
· An estimated 10,000 gallons spilled at
· An estimated 1,000 gallons overflowed from a manhole at
· An estimated 600 gallons of untreated wastewater spilled at 98-159 Olepe Loop in Waimalu, entering Pearl Harbor at
· Roughly 4,000 gallons spilled in Wailupe when two manholes overflowed and a section of a third manhole collapsed. Warning signs have been posted along the shoreline.
· An estimated 9,500 gallons of untreated wastewater spilled when
Previously reported spills on Friday included:
· An estimated 1.8 million gallons of untreated wastewater spilled in the Ala Moana-Kakaako area when the Ala Moana Pump Station pumps stopped between 5:05 and 5:30 p.m. because of a power outage. The pumps were working at maximum capacity at the time because of the rains, and wastewater and infiltrated runoff backed up in sewer trunks feeding the pump station. About 6,900 gallons overflowed from manholes at
· An estimated 10,000 gallons of untreated wastewater spilled between 1:35 and 4 p.m. from a manhole for the main that feeds the Kaneohe Pretreatment Facility and entered Kaua Stream, which empties into
· An estimated 8,643 gallons of untreated wastewater spilled at the Aliamanu Pump Station No. 1 between noon and 3:21 p.m. because of runoff that infiltrated the system.
· An estimated 8,132 gallons of untreated wastewater spilled from the Aliamanu Pump Station No. 2 between 12:08 and 7:16 p.m. because of runoff that infiltrated the system.
The state Department of Health has been notified about all of the wastewater spills. Warning signs are being posted and water samples are being collected. The public is advised to avoid the affected waters. Those include
Mark Matsunaga, 527-5767
Bill Brennan, 527-6928
|Monday, April 03, 2006|