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Spills Sends 62,500 Gallons of Wastewater into Ocean

A wastewater overflow of approximately 62,500 gallons occurred on Wednesday off of Kahului Beach Road in Wailuku.

The County of Maui’s Department of Environmental Management reports that the overflow was caused by an electrical failure.

The overflow was reported at 10:20 a.m. and was stopped by 10:45 a.m.

The wastewater flowed over a dirt access road and into the ocean.  The spill site was cleaned and disinfected, bacteriological tests were conducted, and warning signs were posted.  The State Department of Health has been notified.

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