Grease to blame for Waikele wastewater spill

3,500 gallons of wastewater entered Waikele Stream

 UPDATED 2:32 PM HST Jan 07, 2013
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HONOLULU -

The state Department of Health announced Monday about 3,500 gallons of wastewater entered Waikele Stream, which empties into West Loch at Pearl Harbor.

Health officials say residential grease caused a manhole to overflow on Awamoi Street in Waipahu.

Warning signs have been posted and water samples will be taken.  The public is advised to stay out of Waikele Stream.

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