2 separate wastewater spills impacts Keehi Lagoon, Ala Wai Canal

The public is urged to stay out of the water.
Published: Oct. 22, 2018 at 1:00 PM HST
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KALIHI (HawaiiNewsNow) - Department of Health officials reported two separate wastewater spills Monday morning.

The first spill prompted health officials to advise the public to avoid the Kalihi Stream and Keehi Lagoon.

Health officials say the spill happened around 9:30 a.m. Monday at 1260 Richard Lane.

The spill reportedly affected the waters of the stream and down into the lagoon.

Approximately 1125 gallons were released. The spill was stopped around 10:15 a.m. Health officials said the area has been cleaned, deodorized and disinfected.

Samples are being collected and tests are being conducted. Signs alerting the public of the contamination have been posted and will remain posted until the waters are safe to swim in.

A second and much smaller spill was reported around noon.

That spill was located along the Ala Wai Canal near Kahakai Drive. About 150 gallons of wastewater was discharged, and about 25 gallons of that made it into the canal.

Officials say the spill has been stopped.

Signs will also remain posted in this area.

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