The public is advised Monday to stay out of the waters in Nuupia Pond in Kailua.
The Dept. of Health Clean Water Branch was notified of a wastewater discharge from a manhole on the premises of the Kailua Wastewater Treatment Plant. Volume estimates are unavailable at this time.
The discharge has been stopped and signs are posted. The public is advised to remain out of these waters until the signs have been removed.
Since Monday morning, the wastewater treatment plant at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam has so far discharged approximately 100,000 gallons of fully treated and disinfected secondary effluent, caused by higher than normal amounts of rain water due to storm and flooding conditions throughout Oahu. The water passed through the secondary treatment process which caused clogging of the sand filtration polishing system. The sand filtration is one of the final advanced processes after full secondary treatment just prior to ultraviolet disinfection.
The bypass is continuing due to current weather conditions. It is unknown at this time when it will be concluded.