4,000 Gallons of Wastewater Overflow at Lahaina Reclamation Facility
By Maui Now Staff
An estimated 4,000 gallons of waste water overflowed at the Lahaina Wastewater Reclamation Facility in West Maui on Friday morning, May 22, 2015.
The County of Maui’s Department of Environmental Management reported the incident, saying the overflow started at 9:30 a.m., and was stopped by 9:45 a.m. at the facility, located on North Honoapiʻilani Highway.
Department officials say the overflow was caused by a mechanical failure at the plant’s headworks building.
According to department reports, the waste water flowed from the headworks building to the adjacent grassy area at the facility. Department officials say the entire spill was contained within the wastewater treatment plant.
A county crew at the wastewater plant cleaned and disinfected the affected area. Authorities say the spill did not reach any waterways and no beach closures are required.
The State Department of Health was notified.