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.
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