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GREASE CAUSES SANITARY SEWER OVERFLOW

 

(Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010) – The city’s Department of Environmental Services responded this morning to an odor complaint from a storm drain fronting 94-983 Kahuailani Street in Waipahu.

The call came in at 7:56 a.m., an ENV crew arrived at the scene at 8:15 a.m. with the site secured at 8:30 a.m.

Grease clogged an 8-inch sewage pipe to backup, which is assumed to have exited a crack in the top of the pipe, flowing below the surface of the road into a storm drain.  An estimated 1,700 gallons traveled through the storm drain to a nearby drainage ditch, which leads to Pearl Harbor’s Middle Loch.  An ENV crew will used closed circuit television to video the line tomorrow.

ENV notified the state Department of Health.  Signing and water sampling are completed.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

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