Public advised to stay out of Kalihi Stream and Keehi Lagoon after wastewater spillage

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HONOLULU (KHON2) — The Department of Health is advising the public to remain out of Kalihi Stream and Keehi Lagoon due to a wastewater discharge.

Approximately 8,800 gallons of sewage water entered the storm drain on Thursday, May 20.

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The Department of Environmental Services (ENV) responded to the sanitary sewer overflow in Kalihi and reported that a possible broken pipe and rocks caused the untreated wastewater to discharge in a grassy area at 1400 Adelaide St. 

ENV received a call at 6:29 p.m. and arrived at 7:45 p.m. The spill ended at 9:30 p.m.

A total of 9,050 total gallons spilled; approximately 8,8­­00 gallons entered a nearby storm drain and 250 gallons dissipated into the ground. ENV crews recovered 150 gallons from the storm drain.

Warning signs have been posted. The site was cleaned and disinfected.

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