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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 2, 2006
WASTEWATER SPILL REPORTED AT
Heavy rain today is believed to have contributed to the overflow of partially treated wastewater at the Cityís Sand Island Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Preliminary estimates indicate some 330,000 gallons of primary treated wastewater spilled from odor control ducts at a pair of the plantís clarifiers between 11:45 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Most of the spilled wastewater ran into a drainage system that empties into
The department is investigating the spill.
The state Department of Health has been notified. Warning signs will be posted and water samples collected at first light. The public is advised to avoid the affected area.
Ross Tanimoto, Chief, Environmental Services Monitoring & Compliance Branch, 692-5371
|Friday, November 03, 2006|