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(Tuesday, May 11, 2010) Crews from the city's Department of Environmental Services responded to a sanitary sewer overflow (SSO) last night in Palolo.

         The call came in at 10 p.m.  ENV arrived at 10:45 p.m. and secured the site at 11:20 p.m.

         Grease clogged an 8-inch vitrified clay pipe causing a manhole fronting 1830 9th Avenue in Palolo causing 1,200 gallons of raw wastewater out a manhole.  Approximately, 700 gallons made its way to a storm drain leading to Palolo Stream. 

         ENV notified the state Department of Health.  The affected area was cleaned, disinfected and deodorized.  Warning signs are posted and water sampling is underway.             




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