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SEWER RESTRICTIONS REVISED FOR HALAWA TO
(Fri., July 13, 2012) – The Department of Environmental Services (ENV) has revised restrictions on new sewer connections from Halawa to Pearl City after developing an interim solution that addresses concerns about sewer system capacity.
Installing new valves and separating sewage flows through pipes from the Pearl City and
This interim solution will allow timely connections for the larger construction projects proposed in the area, including The Plaza assisted living development project in
Sewer connection applications for projected flows of 2,000 gallons or more per day will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. The outlook is optimistic for projects that are in the early development stage since they will not impact the system for several years. A major new sewer pipe from the Waipahu Pump Station is required by a federal consent decree and is expected to be completed in 2018.
In view of the consent decree, ENV had in April 2012 restricted certain new sewer connections because of concerns about the capacity of pipes servicing the
The previous restrictions had affected new construction on undeveloped lots, but had not affected one-for-one replacement connections for structures that were demolished and replaced, or simple additions to homes already connected to the sewer system. The restrictions on new construction are now revised.
Contact: Markus Owens, ENV Public Communications Officer, 768-3454