The public is advised to stay out of the waters north of Kahului Harbor from Kanaloa Avenue to Linekona Street. The CWB was notified by the County of Maui of a wastewater discharge near the County Wailuku Wastewater pump station due to the power outage. The County of Maui’s Department of Environmental Management reported that a wastewater overflow of approximately 40,000 gallons occurred on October 24, 2017 at the Wailuku Pump Station off of Kahului Beach Road in Wailuku. The overflow was caused by an island-wide power outage where the emergency generator was found to be inoperable due to mechanical issues. The overflow was reported at 6:00 a.m. and was stopped by 6:45 a.m.
The wastewater flowed over a dirt access road and into the ocean. The spill site was cleaned and disinfected, bacteriological tests were conducted, and warning signs were posted.