Wastewater overflow occurs in Waiehu

WAIEHU, Maui (KHNL) - About 250 gallons of overflow wastewater occurred Monday night in Waiehu.

Wastewater flowed from a sewer manhole at about 6:00 p.m. on Waiehu Beach Road in the Paukukalo residential area and entered a storm drain, but did not enter the ocean.

According to the County of Maui's Department of Environmental Management, the overflow was caused by a pump failure at the pump station located in the Paukukalo Hawaiian Homes.

Standing water was removed and the spill site was disinfected.