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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                  
November 11, 2007

 

BAG CAUSES SEWER BACKUP

 

Crews from the city’s Department of Environmental Services Department responded this morning to a clogged 8-inch clay pipe at 1432 Wilhelmina Rise.

A plastic shopping bag full of cut fabric caused a sewer backup.  8050 gallons of sewage spilled, some of it into the storm drain that leads to the Kahala beach area.  Crews restored the flow within 22 minutes. Wastewater did not drain to any receiving body of water because it became entrapped within the lengthy run of the storm drain system

City crews notified the state Department of Health.  The Department of Health determined that it was not necessary to post signs at the beach area or to take samples.  As an added precaution, City crews did post signs along public access to a drainage canal that leads to the beach area.

 

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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

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