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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                   March 23, 2006

 

 

 

WASTEWATER SPILL REPORTED AT LAKE WILSON

           

            Last night’s heavy rain is believed to have caused the spill of an estimated 700 gallons of untreated wastewater at the Wahiawa Wastewater Treatment Plant.

            The spill occurred between 11:50 p.m. and 12:20 a.m., when heavy rain was falling in the area. The spilled wastewater is believed to have entered Lake Wilson.

            The lake’s waters are being sampled and warning signs are being posted as conditions allow. The State Health Department has been notified.

            The public is advised to avoid the waters of Lake Wilson as well as Lower Kaukonahua Stream, into which the lake flows.

 

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Contact:

            Ross Tanimoto, ENV, 692-5371

            Mark Matsunaga, 527-5767

Thursday, March 23, 2006

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