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Ko Olina wastewater pipe break prompts call for water conservation

  • ADAM SPARKS / ASPARKS@STARADVERTISER.COM

    This file photo shows a lagoon at Ko Olina. Warning signs will be posted and water sampling will begin after a water main broke today at the West Beach Wastewater Pump Station in Ko Olina.

The city is asking area residents and businesses to conserve water after a force main broke today at its West Beach Wastewater Pump Station in Ko Olina.

Crews from the Department of Environmental Services are using a tanker and cesspool trucks to capture as much of the flow upstream and redistribute it downstream. Environmental Services will be working with the city’s Department of Design and Construction to hire an emergency contractor to repair the pipe.

The state Health Department has been notified and warning signs will be posted and water sampling will begin.

Area residents are asked to minimize the use of toilets, sinks, dishwashers, washing machines and showers.

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  • The whole place must be a stinking mess.
    By the way, what happen to the drag strip? Land grab by politicians and private developers. Now I can see how we were had.

  • Maybe if Caldwell put 1/100th of the money he is putting in rail into things that really matter–sewers, parks, etc.—the City would’t be so screwed up. Keep polluting the water with sewage spills and watch the tourists and economy go bye-bye, not to mention everyone who lives here getting some flesh eating bacteria or staph infection from that nasty water.

  • JEFF STONE AND TAKAKASHI SEKIGUCHI NEED TO FOOT-THE-BILL on this one, and start correcting THE INFRASTRUCTURE. Developers come and develop and leave THE BURDEN OF INFRASTRUCTURE COSTS FOR THE PUBLIC-TAXPAYERS. HONOLULU needs a MAYOR who are more like Elmer Cravalho and Hannibal Tavares–who put the burdens of INFRASTRUCTURE COSTS on THE DEVELOPERS–NOT THE PUBLIC (for THE BENEFIT of THE PUBLIC). CALDWELL SHOULD BE IMPEACHED, FORTHWITH.

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