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5,200 Gallon Wastewater Overflow Enters Ocean In Kuau

September 16, 2011, 2:41 PM HST
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By Wendy Osher

File photo by Wendy Osher.

A mechanical failure caused the overflow of approximately 5,200 gallons of wastewater in Kuau on Friday morning (September 16, 2011).

The incident was reported at 9:40 a.m. on Lae Place near the Kai Place intersection, and was stopped by 10:10 a.m.

The wastewater flowed from a manhole into a nearby storm sewer that drains into the ocean between Holo and Lae Place.

Water samples were taken for analysis and beach closure signs have been posted.

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The malfunction at the Kuau #4 Pump Station was corrected and the spill site at Lae Place was cleaned and disinfected.

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Officials with the County of Maui’s Department of Environmental Management say beach closure signs will remain in place until water quality testing shows conditions have returned to normal.

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