20,000 gallons of untreated wastewater overflow at Kailua Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant

Hawaii Independent Staff

HONOLULU—The City’s Department of Environmental Services (ENV) responded this morning to a sanitary sewer overflow at its Kailua Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant.

A sewer pipe broke around 7:00 a.m. causing an estimated 20,000 gallons of untreated wastewater into an in-plant storm drain that was contained in an adjacent drainage ditch.  The flow to the pipe has resumed while crews were dispatched to do repair work.

ENV notified the state Department of Health. State officials said the affected area has been cleaned, disinfected, and deodorized. Signing has been initiated.