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Another Sewage overflow near Ala Moana
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Sewage overflow near Ala Moana

News Release from City and County of Honolulu July 25, 2016

HONOLULU – The city’s Department of Environmental Services (ENV) responded last night to a sanitary sewer overflow near the Ala Moana Shopping Center.

The Honolulu Fire Department witnessed two manholes overflowing at the intersection of Atkinson Drive and Ala Moana Boulevard and notified ENV who arrived at 10:00 p.m. and stopped the spill at 10:20 p.m.  The preliminary volume is estimated to be more than 1,000 gallons.

ENV notified the state Department of Health, which had already issued a Brown Water Advisory across Oahu because of Tropical Storm Darby.  The placing of warning signs and gathering water samples will begin this morning.

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Weather causes numerous sewer overflows

News Release from City and County of Honolulu, July 25, 2016

(NOTE No mention of Ala Moana in this news release.)

Honolulu The Department of Environmental Services responded to multiple sewer overflows Sunday night and today on O‘ahu because of Tropical Storm Darby. 

  • Kailua Regional WWTPVolume: 42,000 gallons [estimated]. Discharged to in-plant storm drain that flows to Nu‘upia Pond. Cause: Primary Clarifiers Overflowed. Started: 11:40 p.m. (7/24) / Secured: 12:00 a.m. (7/25).
  • Āhuimanu Pretreatment FacilityVolume: 50,000 gallons [est.]. In-plant spill [abandoned wastewater pond], did not reach receiving waters. Cause: Mechanical. Started: Unknown / Secured: 1:00 a.m.
  • Kane‘ohe Pretreatment FacilityVolume: 4,200 gallons [est.]. Cause: Kawa Stream overflowed its banks, entered facility, and flowed back into Kawa Stream. Started: 11:30 p.m. (7/24) / Secured: 3:00 a.m. (7/25)
  • 2407 Liliha StreetVolume: 4,100 gallons [est.]. Cause: Unknown. Started: 9:38 p.m. / ENV Arrived:  10:39 p.m. (7/24) Secured: 11:00 p.m.
  • 2411 Waolani AvenueVolume: 1,200 gallons [est.]. Spill entered Waolani Stream. Cause: Debris/Offset joint.Started: 8:30 a.m. (7/25) / ENV Arrived: 8:41 a.m. / Secured: 9:10 a.m.
  • 44-217 Mikiola Drive - Volume: Unknown.  Wet weather. Received call of a manhole overflowing. , When crew arrived, nothing was spilling but there was evidence of a spill.
  • Corner of Hala Drive/Aupuni Street - Volume: 2,400 gallons [est.]. Spill entered storm drain. Cause: Grease.Started: 10:41a.m. (7/25) / ENV Arrived: 10:50 a.m. / Secured: 11:41 a.m.
  • Punawai Pump Station - Volume: 600 gallons [est.]. Spill entered Heeia Stream. Cause: Heeia Stream overflowed and flooded pump station. Started: 10:05 p.m. (7/24) / Secured: 10:30 p.m.

The Hawai‘i Department of Health was notified. Crews cleaned, disinfected and deodorized the affected areas. O‘ahu is still under a Brown Water Advisory. Warning signs are being placed in numerous locations in relation to spill areas.


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