Wastewater threatens water quality at local surf spot

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A manhole has discharged wastewater close to a popular surf spot. On Thursday evening, wastewater was discharged off Metcalf Street and went into a storm drain at the intersection of Metcalf and Wilder.

That storm drain goes into the Ala Wai Canal. The spill has reached close to three thousand gallons. As a precaution, the Department of Environmental Services has posted warning signs along the Ala Wai, all the way out to Rock Piles. The wastewater flow has stopped and ENV is going to collect water samples.

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