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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, April 24, 2002

O'ahu briefs

Advertiser Staff and News Services


Makiki pool being repaired

The city swimming pool at Makiki District Park is closed until May 6 for repairs to the bathroom floor tiles.

The $2.3 million pool, which opened in November, was build by S&M Sakamoto. The repair work is being done under a one-year warranty, according to the city.


Crack releases sewage into bay

About 90 gallons of raw sewage entered Kane'ohe Bay Monday evening when an 8-inch sewer line cracked and spilled into an adjacent storm drain at 44-006 Hulakai Place, near Kane'ohe Yacht Club.

City crews made a temporary repair yesterday after cleaning and disinfecting the area, said Timothy Steinberger, director of the city Department of Environmental Services. A crew will return today to make permanent repairs, he said.

Warning signs have been posted along the affected portion of the bay.

The clay pipe broke at around 6:25 p.m. Monday, and the spill was under control by 11:15, Steinberger said. An estimated 350 gallons of sewage was released, but only about one-fourth of it entered through the storm drain, he said.


Sewage spills at Wheeler airfield

Approximately 11,000 gallons of sewage wastewater accidentally spilled onto the soil at Wheeler Army Airfield yesterday morning, the Army reported.

According to an Army press release, the sewage flowed from a manhole cover near a pumping station in a fenced area, and drained into a ravine. The spill was blamed on excess grease.

The Directorate of Public Works cleared the lines and disinfected the ground surface, the statement said.