2,160 Gallons of Wastewater Overflows in Waiehu

November 23, 2015, 1:36 PM HST · Updated November 24, 6:41 AM
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Wastewater overflow. Maui Now graphic.

Wastewater overflow. Maui Now graphic.

The County of Maui Department of Environmental Management reported that a wastewater overflow of approximately 2,160 gallons occurred on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 at the Paukūkalo Pump Station along Waiehu Beach Road.

Officials say the overflow was caused by a sewer main line blockage of debris from a heavy rain event leading into the pump station.

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According to department reports, the overflow occurred at approximately 7 p.m. and was stopped by 8:12 p.m.

Officials say wastewater flowed from a sewer manhole along Waiehu Beach Road into a storm drain.

The area was cleaned and disinfected, and warning signs were posted. The State Department of Health was also notified.

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