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ENV Crew Responds to Sewage Spill in Moanlua


A crew from the Department of Environmental Services responded to a sewage spill this afternoon in Moanalua.

ENV received a call at 1:39 p.m., arrived at the scene at 1:52 p.m. and secured the site at 2:28 p.m.

The spill occurred behind 1677 Ala Aolani when roots clogged an 8-inch vitrified clay pipe (VCP) and caused 1,125 gallons of raw sewage to exit a manhole and enter a nearby storm drain.

The crew went down the road to intercept the sewage before it could reach Moanalua Stream.  At that point, the crew noticed the storm drain heavily inundated with California grass causing the sewage to pond where it will eventually dissipate and should not reach receiving waters.

The crew cleaned and deodorized the affected area near the manhole and storm drain.  The Department of Health was notified and as a precautionary measure posted signs to notify the public. 



Markus Owens, 768-3454

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

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