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Ala Wai Canal pipe re-submerged

HONOLULU (AP) - Crews have re-submerged a sewer pipe that floated to the surface of Waikiki's Ala Wai Canal.

It's been about two weeks since the section of pipe surfaced.

The city says an air bubble lifted one section of a 5,000 foot-long pipe. Pedestrians on the Kalakaua Avenue bridge had a clear view of the pipe sticking out of the water.

City spokeswoman Louis Kim McCoy says a contractor released air from the temporary bypass pipe Friday morning. Once air started to release, it took 30 to 40 minutes for the exposed portion of pipe to be re-submerged.

The city says the pipe wasn't leaking and wasn't a health risk.

The pipe was used after a 2006 sewer main break. Only a small amount of sewage goes through this bypass pipe.

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