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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted at 10:05 a.m., Thursday, March 23, 2006

Lake Wilson checked after wastewater spill

Advertiser Staff

An estimated 700 gallons of untreated wastewater spilled last night from the Wahiawa Wastewater Treatment Plant and is believed to have entered Lake Wilson. Heavy rain between 11:50 p.m. and 12:20 a.m. is believed to have caused the spill, the Department of Environmental said in a news release.

The lake's waters are being sampled and warning signs are being posted as conditions allow. The State Health Department has been notified.

The public is advised to avoid the waters of Lake Wilson as well as Lower Kaukonahau Stream, into which the lake flows.