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ROOTS CAUSE SEWER OVERFLOW IN AIEA HEIGHTS

 

(Thursday, March 4, 2010) – Crews from the city’s Department of Environmental Services responded to sanitary sewer overflow (SSO) today in Aiea Heights.

         An ENV crew noticed the SSO when they arrived to do scheduled maintenance at 9:00 a.m. secured the site at 10:15 a.m.

         Tree roots clogged an 8-inch sewer pipe on the backside of 99-145C Inea Place in Aiea Heights and sent 3,000 gallons of raw wastewater out a manhole and down the side of a ridge.  There is no public access to the ridge, and the SSO will not reach a body of water.

         ENV notified the state Department of Health.  The affected area was cleaned, disinfected and deodorized.                                                                                                            

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Contact:  Markus Owens, ENV Public Communications Officer, 768-3454