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1,424 Gallons of Wastewater Overflows in Kahului

December 5, 2014, 3:23 PM HST
* Updated December 5, 3:24 PM
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By Maui Now Staff

An estimated 1,424 gallons of wastewater overflowed from a manhole on Aleo Place in Kahului on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014.

The overflow was reported at 9 a.m., and was stopped by 10 a.m.

Officials with the County of Maui Department of Environmental Management say the incident was caused by a blockage of an unknown material in the mainline.

According to department reports, the water flowed along the roadway and into a French drain that does not connect to the ocean or any waterway.

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Authorities say the blockage was cleared, the wastewater was pumped up, and the spill site was cleaned and disinfected.

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The State Department of Health was also notified of the incident.

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