Public told to stay out of Keehi Lagoon waters after wastewater leak

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Health officials have advised the public to stay out of the waters near Keehi Lagoon and Sand Island State Park after a wastewater spill Sunday.

According to officials, the wastewater came from a military force main located under the Sand Island drawbridge next to the Marine Education and Training Center. The spill was reported at 11:30 a.m. The flow was shut down an diverted an hour later, but 15,000 gallons had already spilled, officials said.

Repair work is underway. The state said warning signs have been posted from Keehi Lagoon Park to the boat ramp areas of Sand Island State Park. The cause of the spill is under investigation.

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