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The administration’s proposed amendments to the bill 311, which appears to have been vetted by some on the county council, now lists a $6,900,000 Kalanianaole Collector Sewer Phase II project. This was not on the initial list, and until now, the list was not officially tied to the bill.
The current reinforced concrete sewer collector line was bulit in 1963, and handles an average daily load of 2.5 million gallons of Hilo area sewage per day, according to the county. Inspections show the concrete pipe has deteriorated, and a failure of the line is imminent. If the sewer line dies fail, the county could face regulatory fines of up to $25,000 per day.
Still on the list: $8.7 million for the Kapi’olani Street Extension, which will improve the flow of traffic and open up Uh-Hilo to expansive growth.