HAWAII AMERICAN WATER ADRESSES SMALL LEAK AT EAST HONOLULU WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT
Honolulu, HI (September 7, 2022) - A small and now contained leak occurred today at the East Honolulu Wastewater Treatment plant that may have allowed a small amount of fully treated but nondisinfected water into the Sandy Beach outfall, which is about a quarter mile offshore
Officials from Hawaii American Water, which owns and operates the plant, said a small gasket leak in the UV treatment process led to about 2,000 to 5,000 gallons of treated but nondisinfected water pass through to the facility’s outfall point. The plant treats about three and half a million gallons of water per day.
Hawaii American Water has since addressed the leak. Company officials believe that no adverse health impacts were posed to the public as a result of this incident.
Hawaii American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), provides quality wastewater services to approximately 25,000 people. For more information, visit www.hawaiiamwater.com and follow Hawaii American Water on Twitter.
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With a history dating back to 1886, American Water (NYSE:AWK) is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 6,400 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and regulated-like drinking water and wastewater services to more than 14 million people in 24 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to help keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit amwater.com and diversityataw.com.Follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
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