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October 2, 2009




(Friday, October 2, 2009) – The City’s Department of Environmental Services responded this evening to a wastewater overflow fronting the Queen’s Hospital.

         Rags blocked an 8-inch vitrified clay pipe sending 1,500 gallons of untreated wastewater out a manhole at 550 South Beretania Street, right in front of the hospital.  Approximately 1,450 gallons made its way to a storm drain at the intersection of South Beretania and Lauhala streets, which leads to Honolulu Harbor.  The call came in at 5:00 p.m.  ENV arrived at the site at 5:50 p.m. and secured the overflow at 6:15 p.m.

         The state Department of Health was notified.  ENV crews cleaned, disinfected and deodorized the area surrounding the overflow and will begin signing and sampling in the morning. 






Markus Owens, ENV Public Communications Officer, 768-3454