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                   WEATHER CAUSES TWO OVERFLOWS

 

(Sun., June 5, 2011) – The City’s Department of Environmental Services responded overnight and early this morning to two sanitary sewer overflows in Kaneohe.

ENV received a call at 9:50 p.m. regarding homes backing up at 243 and 247 Mikiola Drive.  Heavy rains and stormwater inundated the collection system causing two private cleanouts to release approximately 1,400 gallons of untreated wastewater into a storm drain that leads to Kaneohe Bay.

Also, wet weather overwhelmed and caused manholes at Kaneohe Pretreatment Facility to discharge an estimated 30,000 gallons of untreated wastewater between 10:30 p.m. and 1:30 a.m. into Kawa Stream, which leads to Kaneohe Bay.

ENV notified the state Department of Health.  The affected areas have been cleaned, disinfected and deodorized. Signing and water sampling is underway.                                                                        

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Contact:  Markus Owens, ENV Public Communications Officer, 351-6305