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137K Gallons Sewage: Caldwell Claims Latest Rupture is Repaired
By News Release @ 12:29 AM :: 5918 Views :: Honolulu County

West Beach 2 force main repaired

News Release from City and County of Honolulu, January 5, 2017

KAPOLEI A third-party contractor completed repairs to the West Beach No. 2 force main in West Kapolei late yesterday morning and restored flow to the pipe.

Approximately 13.5 feet of the 20-inch force main was replaced, which data indicates broke Monday, January 2, 2017 at 10:27 a.m.  The city was first notified of the break January 3 at 7:45 a.m.

Preliminary observations indicated corrosion caused the break, which discharged an estimated 137,400 gallons of untreated wastewater.  A portion of the spill did reach a drainage basin and crews were able to recover 6,000 gallons with a Vactor truck.  None of the spill reached the ocean.

ENV crews cleaned, disinfected and deodorized the affect area.

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Force main break in West Kapolei

News Release from City and County of Honolulu, January 3, 2016

KAPOLEI The Department of Environmental Services responded this morning to a force main break in West Kapolei.  None of the spill reached a body of water.

A 20-inch force main, associated with West Beach No. 2 Wastewater Pump Station (WWPS), broke in an unimproved area close to where the same pipe broke in November 2016.  The cause of the break and spill volume are unknown at this time.

ENV received the call at 7:45 a.m., arrived at the site at 9 a.m., and contained the spill at 10:30 a.m. (just as The Caldwell was being inaugurated).  The city’s Department of Design and Construction hired a third-party contractor to repair the pipe.

ENV crews are utilizing tanker, Vactor and cesspool trucks to capture flow at the West Beach No. 2 WWPS and distributing it to the West Beach No. 1 WWPS.

The state Department of Health was notified and warning signs are posted.


HNN: The rupture occurred within 32 feet of another leak  “Cell phone video, taken about an hour before city crews shut down the pipeline, shows thousands of gallons of raw sewage draining onto an area near a nearby golf course.”

KHON: City looks to replace Kapolei force main after 3rd sewage spill in less than a year

2016: FULL TEXT: After Lying for Weeks, City Finalizes Ko Olina Sewage Spill Report

2015: After Lying, Caldwell Admin Finally Admits Waikiki Flooding is Purely Due to City's own Incompetence


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