(BIVN) – The public is being advised to remain out of the waters near Pepeʻekeo due to a wastewater discharge from the Kulaimano Wastewater Treatment Plant.
The Hawaiʻi Department of Health Clean Water Branch says an equipment failure led to an estimated discharge of 66,000 gallons into the coastal waters fronting Pepeʻekeo town on Saturday.
The discharge has since been stopped, the health notice stated.
“Warning signs have been posted along the affected coastline,” the health department said. “The public is advised to remain out of these waters until the signs have been removed.”
We will have more information as it becomes available.