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August 17, 2009

 

ALA MOANA NO. 2 PUMP STATION OVERFLOWS

 

Crews from the Department of Environmental Services responded to a wastewater overflow this morning at the Ala Moana No. 2 Pump Station.

 

An open valve caused a wet well at the pump station to overflow and spill 5,406 gallons of untreated wastewater to the ground. Vactor trucks were able to recover 4,500 gallons, with 906 gallons making its way to a storm drain.

 

ENV notified the state Department of Health.  Signs are posted from Point Panic to Fort Armstrong, including Kakaako Waterfront Park. Water sampling is underway. 

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Contact:

Markus Owens, ENV Public Communications Officer, 768-3454