Wastewater overflow tops 8,000 gallons in Kahului

An 8,080-gallon wastewater overflow occurred Sunday from a small hole in the force main near the Kahului Pump Station, the county Department of Environmental Management reported Tuesday.

The overflow was reported at 4 p.m. and was stopped by 8:30 p.m.

The cause of the overflow is unknown, the department said. Wastewater mixed with rain was contained in a water catchment area along Hana Highway, about 100 feet from the corner of Hobron Avenue.

The wastewater was pumped up, and the spill site was cleaned and disinfected. The state Department of Health was notified.