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The Honolulu Advertiser

Updated at 9:47 p.m., Thursday, November 2, 2006

Rains lead to sewage spill at Sand Island

Advertiser Staff

Heavy rain today is believed to have contributed to the spill of an estimated 330,000 gallons of partially treated sewage at the Sand Island Wastewater Treatment Plant, the city said tonight.

Primary treated wastewater spilled from odor control ducts at a pair of the plant's clarifiers between 11:45 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Most of the spilled wastewater rain into a drainage system that empties into Honolulu Harbor, the city said.

Warning signs will be posted and water samples collected at first light. The public should stay away from the area.