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Public advised to stay out of the Ala Wai after wastewater spill reaches canal

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The public is advised to remain out of the Ala Wai canal from the Kapahulu Library to the tip of Magic Island.

Clean Water Branch was notified on Friday by the City and County, of an estimated 3,000 gallon wastewater discharge from a manhole fronting 2500 Kalakaua Avenue, of which, 2,750 entered into a storm drain on the corner of Kuhio Avenue and Kealohilani Avenue.

The Department of Environmental Services sent two crews out Friday night to clean and extract debris from the storm drain where the spill occurred. 

Upon further investigation during the cleaning, it was determined that the spill may have entered the Ala Wai Canal due to evidence of clear water flowing at the time, which was not flowing during morning cleanup efforts.

Earlier reports had indicated that the discharge had not reached the Ala Wai canal.

Warning signs will be posted and water samples will be collected.

The public is advised to remain out of these waters until the signs have been removed.

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