56 gallons of wastewater overflows in Kihei

County of Maui
County of Maui

The County of Maui’s Department of Environmental Management reported a wastewater overflow in Kihei Monday morning.

The 56 gallons of overflow was reported at about 9 a.m. The overflow stopped at about 11 a.m.

Officials say wastewater flowed out of three manholes fronting the Southpointe Apartments at 480 Kenolio Road.

Approximately 40 gallons entered a nearby storm drain, but no wastewater reached the ocean.

Officials say the overflow was caused by grease in the mainline.

DEM crews on the scene cleared the mainline, removed all standing wastewater, and disinfected the spill site.

The Department of Health was also notified.

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