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(Fri., March 9, 2012) – Severe weather conditions on the Windward side of Oahu this morning caused a sanitary sewer overflow at the City’s Kaneohe Wastewater Preliminary Treatment Facility.6,110 gallons of combined storm water and raw wastewater into Kawa Stream, which leads to Kaneohe Bay.


The Untreated wastewater began overflowing from the facility’s manholes at 6:25 a.m. and was secured at 9:00 a.m.  The wet weather flows surcharged manholes located inside the facility and sent an estimated  state Department of Health was notified, as the island is still under a Brown Water Advisory.  Warning signs are posted and water sampling will begin once the storm ends.                                          






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