The County of Maui’s Department of Environmental Management reported that a wastewater overflow of approximately 275 gallons occurred on August 25, 2014 in the vicinity of Kaanapali Parkway. The overflow was reported at 7:20 a.m. and was stopped by 8:25 a.m.
The cause of the overflow was grease in the mainline. The wastewater flowed from a manhole on Kaanapali Parkway, continued down the curbing, and entered a storm drain. 120 gallons entered the storm drain.
The blockage was cleared, the wastewater was pumped up, and the spill site was cleaned and disinfected. Warning signs were posted and sampling will be conducted to determine if any wastewater reached a waterway. The State Department of Health has been notified.