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Gallons of sewage spill in Waiau

Crews are responding tonight to a sewer overflow in Waiau, the Department of Environmental Services reported.

An estimated 1,889 total gallons of sewage spilled at 475 Kamehameha Highway when a contractor was activating a bypass of a 36-inch sewer line to make emergency repairs. The spill started at 4:08 p.m. and ended at 4:12 p.m.

The state Department of Health was notified, officials said, and warning signs will be posted and water samples taken.

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