Wet Weather Causes Sewage Spills Around Oahu, City Reports

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WET WEATHER OVERFLOW AT KANEOHE PRE-TREATMENT FACILITY

(Thur., Jan. 13, 2011) – The City’s Department of Environmental Services responded overnight to a sanitary sewer overflow at its Kaneohe Pre-Treatment Facility.

Stormwater surcharged a manhole located inside the facility near its influent pump station causing 3,000 gallons of untreated wastewater to make its way out a manhole and directly into Kawa Stream, which eventually leads to Kaneohe Bay.

ENV notified the state Department of Health.  The affected area has been cleaned, disinfected and deodorized.  Crews will be posting signs.  Water sampling will take place once the storm event ends.

HEAVY RAINS CAUSE NUMEROUS SANITARY SEWER OVERFLOWS

(Thur., Jan. 13, 2011) – Crews from the City’s Department of Environmental Services responded to multiple sanitary sewer overflows overnight.

The list of overflows is as follows:

  • 87-154 Maipalaoa Street (Waianae), over 1,000 gallons; ongoing. Discharge to Maili Stream exiting at Maipalaoa Beach.  Cause is wet weather.
  • 85-751 Lihue Street (Waianae), 27,700 gallons.  Discharge to Kawiwi/Kaupuni streams canal exiting at Pokai Bay.  Cause is wet weather.
  • 1718 Piikea Street (Foster Village), 3,975 gallons.  Discharge to Halawa Stream exiting at Pearl Harbor East Loch.  Cause is unconfirmed but not believed to be wet weather related.

ENV notified the state Department of Health and the U.S. Navy.  Crews have cleaned, disinfected and deodorized the overflow areas.  Crews will begin posting warning signs at first light.  Water sampling will begin once the rain event ends.

Submitted by the city

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  1. When I lived in Florida, we were constantly having boil water warnings, especially during the hurricane season. It was very bothersome but necessary. I'm glad to be out of there. It's unfortunate things like this actually still happen in other areas though. I guess it's just one of the hazards of city living, especially during bad hurricane or winter weather. Hopefully they can get this cleaned up soon

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