HAWAII KAI, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow)- Four years after it was shuttered, the restroom facility at Maunalua Bay Beach Park was finally reopened.
Opening a comfort station is normally not a big deal, but this one drew a crowd, including Mayor Kirk Caldwell, members of the Hawaii Kai Neighborhood board, and the Hui Nalu Canoe Club.
The restrooms had been closed since February 2010 because of an outdated cesspool system.
"Basically everything went out into the ocean," said Michele Nekota, director designate for the city's Parks and Recreation Department. "Now the sewer system is like how we have in our house today, and so it doesn't go out into the ocean, thank goodness. So it's a good thing."
But the work had several delays, partially because it involved a lot of players, as well as the nearby busy Kalanianaole Highway.