Wastewater spill in Pepeekeo

A discharge of about 66,000 gallons of partially treated wastewater was discharged into the ocean this weekend at the county’s Kulaimano wastewater treatment plant in Pepeekeo.

According to a written statement by the county’s Wastewater Division, malfunctioning equipment used in the disinfection process caused the spill of the partially treated effluent, which occurred between 9:28 a.m. Saturday and 9:20 a.m. Sunday.

The county said the disinfection process was resumed and the plant back to normal operations as of 9:20 a.m. Sunday.

Contaminated water warning signs were posted along the Pepeekeo shoreline area between Lonokaehu Stream to Kuhuainu Triangulation Station, according to the county.

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