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Infographic: Sewage Spills on Maui

December 6, 2017, 4:57 PM HST
* Updated December 7, 5:55 AM
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On December 5, 2017, we posted a story regarding the Maui County Council’s continuing efforts to pass a ban on sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate. Many reader comments questioned the council’s efforts to mitigate sewage spills around the island, with some blaming reef damage on injection wells and issues with wastewater treatment. We’ve dug into our archives, to compile a list of the most recent, reported, wastewater spills. Here’s what we found:

When Where How Much?
May 5, 2016 Lahaina 222 Gallons
July 21, 2016 Ka’anapali 25 Gallons
October 16, 2016 Kihei 4600 Gallons
November 6, 2016 Lahaina 1560 Gallons
February 9, 2017 Kahului 1305 Gallons
April 2, 2017 Kahului 4125 Gallons
May 15, 2017 Kahului 1237 Gallons
August 9, 2017 Kahului 204000 Gallons
October 23, 2017 Kahului 40000 Gallons
September 19, 2017 Kahului 62500 Gallons

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