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Sewage spill empties Ko Olina beaches

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 04:54 p.m. HST, Apr 05, 2013

The city Department of Environmental Services said more than 1,000 gallons of raw and untreated wastewater was discharged during a nearly three-hour period Thursday night into Paradise Cove at Ko Olina resort because of a 16-inch main break.

Warning signs were posted between Paradise Cove to Honu Lagoon.

The public is advised to remain out of these waters until warning signs have been removed and repairs have been completed.

 Health officials are sampling the water in the area this morning.

Lagoons 1 and 2 of the resort are closed but two other lagoons remain open and accessible to hotel guests and the general public, said Ko Olina spokeswoman Sweetie Nelson.

The break was reported at 9:10 p.m. at the City’s West Beach No. 1 Wastewater Pump Station at 2750 Aliinui Dr. It was stopped two hours later. The main feeds the storm drain that empties near the Ko Olina Resort.

Because of the repairs being done there, exit out of the lagoon is being diverted to its “back gate” on Koio Road until further notice, Nelson said. Entry into Ko Olina from its main gate on Aliinui Drive is being allowed through one of two lanes, she said.

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mcc wrote:
Our infrastructure is falling apart, stop new projects, fix what we have.
on April 5,2013 | 08:13AM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
The TV headline was: "Raw sewage spill closes lagoons at Ko Olina." A bit more direct, I'd say.
on April 5,2013 | 08:43AM
DPK wrote:
Spilling sewage while spending billions on a train to nowhere?
on April 5,2013 | 08:55AM
mcc wrote:
It will not alleviate traffic. It costs billions of dollars. It will bring more mainland workers.It will cause major traffic problems during construction. (except in the empty field that they are starting in) Our roads are terrible, our sewers are bursting, our schools and university are falling apart, yet we keep wasting money on new projects and take away from what is working, (da bus) We cannot take care of our infrastructure and we want to build a stupid rail.
on April 5,2013 | 10:17AM
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