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Public advised to avoid Waipahu canal due to wastewater discharge

DOH officials are advising the public to stay out of a canal behind the Waipahu Recreational Center. (Image: Googlemaps) DOH officials are advising the public to stay out of a canal behind the Waipahu Recreational Center. (Image: Googlemaps)
WAIPAHU, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Department of Health officials are advising the public to stay out of the canal behind the Waipahu Recreation Center due to a wastewater discharge.

Officials believe the flow of wastewater was caused by debris from nearby construction. About 5,560 gallons flowed from the property, entered a storm drain and entered the canal behind the Waipahu Recreation Center. 

The discharge was stopped and the area was cleaned, disinfected, and deodorized around 1:30 pm. 

Signs have been posted from the Waipahu Recreation Center to the Ted Makalena Golf Course and samples will be collected. 

This story may be updated.

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