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62,500 Gallons of Wastewater Overflows in Wailuku

September 20, 2017, 4:44 PM HST · Updated September 20, 4:46 PM
Nikki Schenfeld · 57 Comments
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Wastewater overflow. Maui Now graphic.

An estimated 62,500 gallons of wastewater overflowed off of Kahului Beach Road in Wailuku this morning.

The County of Maui’s Department of Environmental Management reported that the wastewater overflow occurred at around 10:20 a.m. on Sept. 20, 2017, and was stopped by 10:45 a.m.

County officials say the overflow was caused by an electrical failure. The wastewater flowed over a dirt access road and into the ocean.

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Officials say the spill site was cleaned and disinfected, bacteriological tests were conducted, and warning signs were posted.

The State Department of Health has been notified.

Nikki Schenfeld
Nikki joined the Maui Now team in 2016 as a writer/reporter. Originally from Chicago, she has had internships with CBS2 Chicago and Comcast SportsNet Chicago where she had the opportunity to interview some of Chicago's best athletes. She graduated from Columbia College Chicago in 2010 with a Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism. She moved to Maui in 2013.

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