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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, March 3, 2010

3,400 gallons of raw sewage spill into ravine, city says

Advertiser Staff

An estimated 3,400 gallons of raw sewage spilled into a dry ravine in Wahiawā yesterday, the city said.

Tree roots clogged a 6-inch siphon pipe, causing a manhole fronting 77 Karsten Drive to overflow.

Crews from the city Department of Environmental Services secured the site at 7:30 p.m.

There is no public access to the area, and the wastewater should not reach the Wahiawā Reservoir, the city said.