From today's Honolulu Advertiser
WAIKIKI — A feverish effort to repair a broken main that has spewed more than 10 million gallons of raw sewage into Ala Wai Canal may pay off today.
Yesterday, crews patched the cracked 42-inch force main on Kai'olu Street by filling cracks with lead wool, wrapping the main with a resin fiberglass material and covering it with a reinforced concrete jacket, said city spokesman Bill Brennan. The three truckloads of concrete used as a cover will take 24 hours to cure...."Since the main broke Friday, raw sewage has traveled down the Ala Wai Canal, into the Ala Wai boat harbor and out to sea. Traces of it showed up at surf spots outside the harbor channel and some people feared kona winds might carry the waste to Waikiki Beach." They better get this fixed-fast-before tourists start saying "Aloha"!