Heavy rain causes sewer overflows in East Honolulu

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Department of Environmental Services responded to two sanitary sewer overflows on Tuesday.

The first call came in at 8:40 a.m. with an ENV crew dispatched at 8:46 a.m.

Heavy rain caused an overflow at 1542 Pukele Avenue in Palolo releasing a mixture of storm water and raw wastewater into Palolo Stream, eventually leading to the Ala Wai Canal.

A second call came in at 11:08 a.m. a sewer overflowed at 5307 Kalanianaole Highway spilling a combination of storm water and raw wastewater into Wailupe Stream, which empties into Mauanlua Bay.

ENV notified the state Department of Health. Signing is underway and water sampling will be conducted once storm event concludes. Oahu is still under a brown water advisory since yesterday.

Currently, both spills are on-going. Once sites are secured and spill volume calculated, a revised press release will be issued.

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