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Wastewater spill in Kihei closes parks

WAILUKU, Maui (KHNL) - A wastewater overflow of about 1,200 gallons occurred Thursday morning in Kihei forcing officials to close both Cove Beach Park and the southern end of Kalama Park (near the canoes).

The spill started at 10:00 a.m. and was stopped immediately.

The overflow occurred during a gravity sewer rehabilitation project.

The wastewater flowed from a manhole fronting the Cove Beach Park at the intersection of South Kihei Road and Iliili Road, entered a storm drain on South Kihei Road, and entered the ocean.

The Department of Health was notified and signs were posted. 

The beaches will reopen when the Department of Health determines that the water is safe.

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