You are here:  Main / Customer Services / Public Communications Division / 2009 / Grease, Rags Cause Sanitary Sewer Overflow in Honokai Hale

GREASE, RAGS CAUSE SANITARY SEWER OVERFLOW IN HONOKAI HALE

 

Crews from the city’s Department of Environmental Services responded to a sanitary sewer overflow this evening in Honokai Hale.

ENV received a call at 6:25 p.m., arrived on the scene at 7:35 p.m., and secured the site at 10:00 p.m.

Grease and rags backed up an 8-inch vitrified clay pipe (VCP) and out a manhole fronting 92-731 Paakai Street.   An estimated 2,000 gallons reached a dry canal where it dissipated, not reaching a body of water.

ENV notified the state Department of Health.  Warning signs, sampling and monitoring to follow.                                   

-30- 

 

Contact:

Markus Owens, ENV Public Communications Officer, 768-3454