By Hawaii News Now
A city-owned pump station at the Ko Olina Beach Resort malfunctioned Tuesday, spilling roughly 82,000 gallons of raw sewage, but it was contained to a drainage ditch.
Official said the spill did not reach the ocean or nearby swimming areas.
The spill started about 4:50 a.m., when primary and back-up pumps at the pump station stopped working.
A contractor was able to restart the pumps at 8:15 a.m.
After the pumps were restarted, state Department of Health crews cleaned, disinfected, and deodorized affected areas.
Warning signs have been posted to let the public know about the spill.