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T-SHIRTS CAUSE MANHOLE OVERFLOW IN KALIHI

 

Crews from the city’s Department of Environmental Services responded to a sanitary sewer overflow from a manhole this morning in Kalihi.

ENV was notified at 7:57 a.m., arrived on the scene at 8:25 a.m., and secured the area at 8:54 a.m.

The event occurred at 1709 Fernandez Street across from the YMCA.  T-shirts clogged an 8-inch vitrified clay pipe (VCP) causing a 1,425 gallon overflow.  An estimated 300 gallons was recovered by an ENV vactor truck with 1,125 gallons reaching a storm drain that leads to Kalihi Stream, which empties into Keehi Lagoon.  The crew observed at Richard Lane Bridge that only about 600 gallons reached the stream and the remainder dissipated in thick vegetation.

ENV notified the state Department of Health.  Warning signs are posted while sampling and monitoring are forthcoming.

                                               

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Contact:

Markus Owens, ENV Public Communications Officer, 768-3454