Saturday, June 15, 2024
Hawai'i Free Press

Current Articles | Archives

Monday, July 25, 2016
Another Sewage overflow near Ala Moana
By News Release @ 7:37 PM :: 3980 Views :: Honolulu County

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.

  *   *   *   *   *

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.


Remember how long it took to wade thru Caldwell’s lies Last Time?


TEXT "follow HawaiiFreePress" to 40404

Register to Vote


Aloha Pregnancy Care Center


Antonio Gramsci Reading List

A Place for Women in Waipio

Ballotpedia Hawaii

Broken Trust

Build More Hawaiian Homes Working Group

Christian Homeschoolers of Hawaii

Cliff Slater's Second Opinion

DVids Hawaii


Fix Oahu!

Frontline: The Fixers

Genetic Literacy Project

Grassroot Institute

Hawaii Aquarium Fish Report

Hawaii Aviation Preservation Society

Hawaii Catholic TV

Hawaii Christian Coalition

Hawaii Cigar Association

Hawaii ConCon Info

Hawaii Debt Clock

Hawaii Defense Foundation

Hawaii Family Forum

Hawaii Farmers and Ranchers United

Hawaii Farmer's Daughter

Hawaii Federation of Republican Women

Hawaii History Blog

Hawaii Jihadi Trial

Hawaii Legal News

Hawaii Legal Short-Term Rental Alliance

Hawaii Matters

Hawaii Military History

Hawaii's Partnership for Appropriate & Compassionate Care

Hawaii Public Charter School Network

Hawaii Rifle Association

Hawaii Shippers Council

Hawaii Together


Hiram Fong Papers

Homeschool Legal Defense Hawaii

Honolulu Navy League

Honolulu Traffic

House Minority Blog

Imua TMT

Inouye-Kwock, NYT 1992

Inside the Nature Conservancy

Inverse Condemnation

July 4 in Hawaii

Land and Power in Hawaii

Lessons in Firearm Education

Lingle Years

Managed Care Matters -- Hawaii

Missile Defense Advocacy

MIS Veterans Hawaii

NAMI Hawaii

National Parents Org Hawaii

NFIB Hawaii News

NRA-ILA Hawaii


OHA Lies

Opt Out Today

Patients Rights Council Hawaii

Practical Policy Institute of Hawaii

Pritchett Cartoons

Pro-GMO Hawaii

Rental by Owner Awareness Assn

Research Institute for Hawaii USA

Rick Hamada Show

RJ Rummel

School Choice in Hawaii

Talking Tax

Tax Foundation of Hawaii

The Real Hanabusa

Time Out Honolulu

Trustee Akina KWO Columns

West Maui Taxpayers Association

What Natalie Thinks

Whole Life Hawaii