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Health Officials Warn of Kahului Harbor Sewage Spill

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.

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