1,560 Gallons of Wastewater Overflows in Lahaina

November 7, 2016, 4:04 PM HST · Updated November 8, 1:21 PM
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Wastewater overflow. Maui Now graphic.

Wastewater overflow. Maui Now graphic.

The County of Maui’s Department of Environmental Management reported that a wastewater overflow of approximately 1560 gallons occurred on Monday, Nov. 7, 2016 in Lahaina. The overflow started at 7 a.m. and was stopped by 8:15 a.m.

The overflow was caused by a blockage of an unknown material in the mainline. The wastewater flowed from a manhole located at the intersection of Lahainaluna Road and Kalena Street, along Lahainaluna Road, into a storm drain on Pauoa Street. No wastewater reached the ocean.

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The blockage was cleared, the wastewater was pumped up, the spill site was cleared and disinfected, and the Department of Health has been notified.

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