There are warning signs posted at Kewalo Basin Small Boat Harbor in Honolulu advising the public to say clear of the area.

Why?

Because of possible sewage “release” that occurred over the Fourth of July weekend.

“Sewage has puddled on roads within the harbor, with limited quantities spilling into nearby harbor waters,” the Hawaii Department of Health said in a press release Wednesday. “Harbor users are advised to avoid contact with waters in areas near the sign postings. The warning signs will remain up until water quality has returned to normal.”

Kewalo Basin.

Kewalo Basin.

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Meanwhile, the Hawaii Community Development Authority has contacted plumbers and “repairs will begin as soon as possible. Additional comfort stations in the Kewalo Basin Small Boat Harbor will be closed until repairs are complete.”

Authorities suspect a blockage in a sewer line connecting Kewalo Basin comfort stations to the main line on Ala Moana Boulevard. 

It’s not clear how much sewage as been spilled.

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