Wastewater Overflow Occurs In Paukukalo

WAILUKU, Maui (KHNL) - About 10,000 gallons of wastewater overflow occurred Monday morning at the Hawaiian Homes Pump Station in Paukukalo.

The County of Maui's Department of Environmental Management  says the overflow was caused by electrical malfunction at the pump station.

Wastewater flowed from a sewer manhole on Waiehu Beach Road and continued into a storm drain which connects to a storm drain system leading to the ocean.

The wastewater was pumped up and the Department of Health was notified.

Warning signs were posted and bacterial analyses are being conducted to determine if the wastewater reached the ocean.