1,000 gallons of sewage spills at military base
A clogged drainage line is being blamed for causing about 1,000 gallons of wastewater to spill at the Äliamanu Military Reservation Sunday.
The spill is believed to have started Sunday evening because of excessive backflow from a clogged drainage, the Army said. The spill was contained in the military reservation’s drainage canal and did not reach the nearby Salt Lake neighborhood, the Army said.
The line was cleared and Army work crews today were disinfecting the surface areas that were exposed to the wastewater. The cleanup was expected to be completed yesterday.