An 1,800-gallon sewage spill near Waialo Road and Kaumuali‘i Highway in ‘Ele‘ele at about 1 p.m. Monday was caused by a blocked sewer line that crosses beneath the highway, according to a statement from the County of Kaua‘i.
The sewage reportedly flowed down Kaumuali‘i Highway into a nearby storm drain and most of the sewage had dried by the time wastewater personnel arrived, according to a written statement from the county’s Public Information Office. It was not noted by the county whether the spill consisted of raw or treated sewage or effluent.
Personnel from the County’s Wastewater division were at the scene by about 1:30 p.m. A disinfectant called Pittchlor, which consists of chlorine granules, was sprayed in areas that the sewage had reached. Work on removing the blockage from the sewer line was reportedly completed by about 4 p.m.