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Sewage spill taints waters off Keehi Lagoon Beach Park

By Star Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 12:54 a.m. HST, Jan 10, 2014

The state Department of Health is advising the public to stay out of the water at Keehi Lagoon Beach Park because of contamination from sewage. 

Warning signs are being posted Thursday by the City and County of Honolulu and water samples taken by DOH and CCH are being tested, according to a news release issued by the Department of Health Thursday afternoon.

On Wednesday, DOH officials responded to a report of an unknown discharge occurring within a drainage channel along Nimitz Highway. The source of the discharge was a damaged 10-inch gravity sewer main, which was spilling into a storm drain. The City and County of Honolulu patched the break. 

Officials reported the discharge of sewage stopped at about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.    

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mcc wrote:
Water main one day, sewer the next. FIX OUR INFRASTRUCTURE11 QUIT the spending on new projects.
on January 9,2014 | 04:11PM
HanabataDays wrote:
It could've been worse. It might have been molasses. Gotta admit Keehi isn't top on my list of favorite swim spots, anyway.
on January 10,2014 | 05:20AM
waikiicapt wrote:
Had this been a "spill" from a ship, there would be an environmental uproar. Lawsuits would be flying. Protests would be launched. It would be an outcry!! But nope. It's just the C&C again, their system, their responsibility. So no problem, right?
on January 10,2014 | 07:56AM
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