11,500 Gallons of Wastewater Overflows at Lahaina Reclamation Facility

March 31, 2015, 3:51 PM HST · Updated March 31, 3:52 PM
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Wastewater overflow, Maui Now graphic.

Wastewater overflow, Maui Now graphic.

By Maui Now Staff

An estimated 11,500 gallons of wastewater overflowed at the Lahaina Wastewater Reclamation Facility before being contained on Tuesday, March 31, 2015.

Officials with the County of Maui Department of Environmental Management say the overflow was caused by a mechanical failure at the plant headworks.

The incident reportedly started at 8 a.m. and was stopped by 8:20 a.m.

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Department officials say the wastewater flowed from the headworks building to the adjacent grassy area at the facility.

The entire spill was contained within the wastewater reclamation facility and did not reach any waterway, according to county officials.

A wastewater collections crew worked to clean and disinfect the area and the state Department of Health was notified of the incident.

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