LAIE, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Debris and diapers were blamed for causing a sewage spill Thursday that sent nearly 175 gallons of raw sewage into a storm drain that discharges into Temple Beach on Oahu's North Shore.
The sewer overflow happened about 9:15 a.m., when the debris blocked a sewage pipe, and was fixed by 10:30 a.m.
Crews said about 1,500 gallons of raw sewage seeped out of a manhole, but about 1,175 gallons were recovered.
Some 150 gallons drained into the ground, and 175 gallons went into a storm drain.
Warning signs have been posted to keep people out of the water and the city Department of Environmental Services is working to clean and disinfect the area.