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1,237 Gallons of Wastewater Overflows in Kahului

May 15, 2017, 10:20 AM HST
* Updated May 15, 10:25 AM
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Wastewater overflow. Maui Now graphic.

An estimated 1,237 gallons of wastewater overflowed from a manhole on the Hāna Highway in Kahului on Sunday morning.

The County of Maui’s Department of Environmental Management reported that the wastewater overflow occurred at around 10:30 a.m. on May 14, 2017, and was stopped by 11:30 a.m.

County officials say the overflow was caused by a grease blockage in the sewer lateral. The wastewater flowed from a manhole located at 444 Hāna Highway and flowed from the parking lot area into a nearby drainage trench. County authorities say no wastewater reached the ocean.

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

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