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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted at 11:14 a.m., Thursday, August 17, 2006

Warning signs removed at Hawai'i Kai Marina

Advertiser Staff

Warning signs posted along the upper part of the Hawai'i Kai Marina where 2,500 gallons of raw sewage spilled Sunday have been removed after water samples showed the waterway had returned to normal.

The state Department of Health Clean Water Branch has given the all clear sign for water quality following a spill that had occurred when a car crashed into the above-ground sewer pipes placed down the middle of Lunalilo Home Road while Hawaii-American Water Company was working on the underground sewer lines.

The company will go door-to-door notifying residents in the area affect that the water can be used for recreational use, said Lee Mansfield, Hawaii-American Water Co. manager. Swimming is not allowed in the privately owned marina. The waterways are used by boaters, kayakers and canoe paddlers.

The accident occurred in front of a home at 770 Kalanipu'u St., Mansfield said.