Red Hill to Pearl City residents asked to conserve water

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The city's Department of Environmental Services is asking all residents and businesses from Red Hill to Pearl City to conserve water Sunday.

ENV has also notified large industrial water users to conserve water.

On Friday, a 36-inch force main from the Pearl City Wastewater Pump Station broke near Leeward Community College. The released ten of thousands of gallons of untreated wastewater up from the ground with some making its way into Pearl Harbor's Middle Loch.

The flow was redirected to the backup force main.

A contractor is on site doing emergency repair work.

ENV crews are using tanker trucks and Vactor trucks to capture the flow upstream and redistribute it downstream.

ENV notified both the state Department of Health and the U.S. Navy situation.  Warning signs are still in place and the public is advised to stay out of the canal near the Leeward CC bike path and Middle Loch.

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