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BEACHWALK EMERGENCY BYPASS
TO BE DISMANTLED THIS WEEK
The final stretch of the emergency bypass system along the
At a news conference in
“We want to thank the residents of
The pipes have been a visible reminder of the March 2006 sewage spill that triggered the $45-million Beachwalk Wastewater Emergency Bypass (BWEB) project. After 40 days of rain, a force main broke, and the City was forced to divert 48 million gallons of wastewater into the
Hannemann said, “During my campaign for mayor in 2004, I told some that my biggest fear was a sewer break in
The BWEB project was built in two phases. Phase one was completed in July 2006, and included construction of the emergency system of pipes and pumps that gave the City the capability to bypass the aging force main.
As part of phase two, the City built two vaults and two new lines that run 1,100 feet under
The City has also finished rehabilitating the 42-inch line that broke in March 2006 and can use that as a backup for the two new lines. In addition, bypass pumps have been installed alongside the Beachwalk Pump Station that can be activated in the event of another emergency.
The pipes and pumps along the
In October, 2007, workers cut up and removed 900 feet of pipe between
The pipe placed on the canal floor and the above-ground piping on the mauka side of the canal and at the entrance to
The City and its consultants are designing what will be a permanent underground line connecting the two new microtunneled lines under the canal and Kaiolu Street to the pump station at Ala Moana Beach Park. That line will add to the work that is being done on the BWEB project and allow the remaining temporary lines to be removed.
Bill Brennan, 527-6928
|Monday, May 12, 2008|