TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii — U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii’s wastewater contractors, Aqua Engineers, reported and immediately responded to a wastewater spill yesterday evening.
The spill occurred at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 14, along Jarrett White Road and Mahiole Street, and was due to the failure of a sanitary pump.
Aqua Engineers were able to stop the spill by 8 p.m. Repairs and cleanup of the surrounding area and storm drains were completed by 11:45 p.m.
Warning signs have been posted in the area to inform the local community of the recent incident.
The wastewater spill discharged to the ground and entered into three nearby storm drains along Jarrett White Road and Mahiole Street. The wastewater spill, however, did not reach Moanalua Stream.
An estimated 2,500 gallons were discharged to the ground and approximately 700 gallons reached the storm drains. Aqua Engineers removed standing water and disinfected the impacted areas.
Aqua Engineers and Army officials are coordinating response and reporting efforts with the Hawaii State Department of Health’s Clean Water and Wastewater branches as well as the Hawaii Department of Transportation.