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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                February 1, 2007

 

 

CITY RESPONDS TO BROKEN WASTEWATER PIPE ON OLOMANA LANE  

 

Crews from the City Environmental Services Department completed repairs about 9:30 p.m. to a section of sewer pipe hanging from a bridge near 124 Olomana Lane in Pauoa.

The break was reported to the City about 6 o’clock this evening (February 1, 2007). Responding crews found a 13-foot length of 6-inch cast iron pipe buckled due to corrosion of the supporting metal hangers. The City workers installed a new section of PVC pipe with stainless steel hangers.

Before the repairs could be made, an estimated 3,150 gallons of wastewater spilled from the broken pipe into Pauoa Stream. 

At dawn, warning signs will be posted along the stream and water samples will be taken. The public is advised to heed the signs.  The state Health Department has been notified.

           

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Contact:

            Ken Kawahara, 692-5372

            Mark Matsunaga, 527-5767

Friday, February 02, 2007

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