USAG NEWS RELEASE: Wastewater spill at Schofield Barracks

Posted on Jun 14, 2016 in Latest Department News

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii (June 13, 2016) – The Army’s Directorate of Public Works (DPW) reported a wastewater spill, here, Sunday.

The spill occurred in the Porter Housing community at approximately 4:30 p.m. and was stopped at approximately 9:20 p.m. Officials completed cleanup and disinfection of the area by 12:40 a.m. The Army notified the Hawaii State Department of Health regarding the spill. No further actions are required at this time.

The spill originated from a residential drain cleanout and a manhole at the intersection of Nakae Avenue and McCornack Road, and flowed into a storm drain inlet leading to nearby ravine. Approximately 4,350 gallons were discharged. The cause of the spill was an unknown blockage in the sewer line.

For questions regarding the spill, community members should call 655-4221 or 655-4815.



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