On Wednesday, April 11, the Navy was notified at 1 p.m. of a wastewater spill near Pearl City Towers. The City and County of Honolulu determined the spill was not from their wastewater system and the Navy received a call that it may be coming from the Navy’s wastewater collection system at Manana Housing.
The source of the spill was found by a Navy crew to be a blocked manhole at Manana Housing, near Acacia Road and Birch Circle. The spill was immediately stopped.
None of the wastewater entered any area storm drains or receiving waters; however, it did cross from Navy property onto private recreational property near Pearl City Towers.
Cleanup of the area is underway and is expected to be completed by 6 p.m. today.
The Navy estimates based on Pearl City Towers personnel reports, approximately 3,500 gallons spilled from the manhole.
The Navy has made all necessary notifications to the State Department of Health (DOH) as required.
This public notification is a requirement of Hawaii Administrative Rules Title 11 Chapter 62 and designed to protect human health and the environment.