HONOLULU (KHON2) — The Hawaii Department of Health is advising the public to stay out of the water at Sandy Beach due to wastewater discharge.

HDOH reported a bypass of partially treated wastewater at the East Honolulu Wastewater Treatment Plant on Wednesday, Sept. 7.

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HDOH estimated about 2,000 gallons were excreted.

They also reported that the leak was stopped and the cause was due to a leaking gasket.

According to HDOH, warning signs are posted at Sandy Beach.

They are advising the public to stay out of the water until the signs are removed.

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