Overflow in Kihei due to grease buildup
About 56 gallons of wastewater overflowed from three manholes fronting the Southpointe apartment complex off Kenolio Road in Kihei for about two hours Monday morning, the county Department of Environmental Management reported Tuesday.
A buildup of grease in a sewer line was cited as the cause of the overflow, which occurred between 9 and 11 a.m. About 40 gallons entered a storm drain, but none of the wastewater entered the ocean, officials said. A county crew cleared the block in the sewer line, removed standing wastewater and disinfected the spill site. The state Department of Health was notified.
Arrests for disorderly conduct in Wailuku
Two men were arrested for threatening to kill each other during an argument Monday at a Waikapu residence, with one man brandishing a knife and rebar pipe and the other wielding an aluminum bat, police said.
The arrests occurred when Wailuku patrol officers responded to a 2:20 p.m. report of disorderly conduct at the residence on Honoapiilani Highway, said Lt. Jayson Rego of the Criminal Investigation Division.
A fight began when the 23-year-old man who lives at the residence arrived home, he said. The man told police the other man, a 29-year-old Wailuku resident, held the knife and rebar pipe in one hand, Rego said.
The resident armed himself with the bat and the two men fought until the Wailuku man dropped the weapons and ran to the back of the residence, he said. Police officers located the Wailuku man in a banana patch behind the home.
A knife and baseball bat were recovered.
Hydrant, waterline work to impact water
The installation of a fire hydrant and other fire-protection waterline improvements will leave some residents along South Kihei Road without water tonight and early Thursday, the county Department of Water Supply announced.
Contractors will begin work at 10 p.m. today and should be completed by 6 a.m. Thursday, water officials said.
Affected customers will include those on South Kihei Road from Kaiau Place to the Dolphin Plaza. The Maui Coast Hotel, WorldMark by Trendwest, the Kamaole Beach Royale Resort and Kamaole Beach Club also will be affected.
Motorists were advised to drive cautiously in the area while work is ongoing.
When water returns Thursday morning, customers should flush their waterlines for a short time to ensure no sediment has accumulated during the waterline improvement project.
Customers with a water problem may call the department's 24-hour service line at 270-7633.
Gabbard slated to visit Lanai and Molokai
U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is scheduled to visit Lanai and Molokai today.
The freshman congresswomen will visit and tour the Lanai Community Health Clinic and Hospital facilities this morning to discuss plans to meet the island's health care needs. Later, Gabbard plans to meet with Kurt Matsumoto, chief operating officer of Lana'i Resorts to talk about sustainability initiatives for the island.
Gabbard's schedule includes a visit with E Malama I na Keiki Preschool in Lanai City, the only licensed preschool on the island, to learn about its efforts to incorporate intergenerational learning, and she will wrap up her visit with a tour of the Lanai Airport runway.
Then in the afternoon, she will fly to Molokai to meet and congratulate the award-winning "Golden Eyes" Molokai Middle School Robotics Team. Later, she will take a helicopter tour of Kalaupapa and Kukaiwa'a to learn about the impact of growth and sustainability efforts on the island's population.
The congresswoman also will be visiting Oahu and Kauai this week.