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Wastewater Discharge at Wailuku River/Kaipalaoa Landing in Hilo

July 10, 2017, 1:41 PM HST
* Updated July 10, 1:43 PM
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The County of Hawai‘i
Wastewater Division has reported a dischargeof untreated wastewater  in the vicinity of the Wailuku River and Kaipalaoa Landing in Hilo on Monday, July 10, 2017.

The cause of the discharge was due to wastewater entering the storm drain system from a broken sewer lateral at the corner of Waiānuenue Avenue and Kino‘ole Street

While the discharge into the storm drain system was small and estimated to be in the order of one gallon per hour, the shoreline area in the vicinity of the discharge has been posted with warning signs in accordance with State of Hawai‘i Department of Health requirements.

The area is closed to recreational activity until further notice. The Wastewater Division is testing shoreline waters in the vicinity of the discharge. Testing will continue until authorization is obtained from the State of Hawai`i, Department of Health to remove Warning Signs posted in the area. The County is currently in the process of coordinating repair of the broken sewer lateral.

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The Wastewater Division is testing shoreline waters in the vicinity of the discharge. Testing will continue until authorization is obtained from the Hawai‘i DOH to remove the warning signs.Warning Signs posted in the area. The County is currently in the process of coordinating repair of the broken sewer lateral.

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Hawai“i County is in the process of coordinating repair of the broken sewer lateral.

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