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Sewage spill reaches Ala Wai canal, prompting warning

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 10:43 p.m. HST, Oct 18, 2013

The state Health Department is warning people to stay out of the water in the area of South King Street and Kalakaua Avenue due to sewage contamination.

The broken pipe fronting 1621 Anapuni Street in Makiki leaked 4,400 gallons of untreated sewage into a concrete channel leading to the Ala Wai Canal. 

The City's Department of Environmental Services said it received a call about the broken 8-inch clay pipe at 7:06 a.m. Friday. 

About 100 gallons of the wastewater dissipated into the ground, the rest entered the channel, officials said.

The flow was stopped, the area was cleaned, disinfected and deodorized, and warning signs were posted.

Both the city and state issued warnings to the public to stay out of the channel until the warning signs are removed. Water sampling was also being conducted.

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mikethenovice wrote:
I thought Mayor Mufi resolved the Ala Wai sewer problem, and went on to promote the rail?
on October 19,2013 | 06:53AM
cojef wrote:
The aging infra-structure is looming its ugly head again by stench and pollution. Yet, thethe City permits developers unwarranted priveleges to build ore high-risers. Something stinks in Denmark and it ain't sewage????
on October 19,2013 | 07:36AM
livinginhawaii wrote:
So I will not be able to do my daily laps in the Ala Wai Canal this morning? Its really the best place to swim because no one goes there...
on October 19,2013 | 07:42AM
localguy wrote:
Laps? You can walk on the water.
on October 19,2013 | 10:19AM
DABLACK wrote:
No problem.....we never turn GREEN yet !! The people healthy, we rated as one of the most obese state !!
on October 19,2013 | 08:27AM
Kalaheo1 wrote:
The last time we had a raw sewage spill into the Ala Wai, it actually IMPROVED the water quality.
on October 19,2013 | 03:29PM
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