Water Quality at Hawaii Beaches
Information on this page current as of May 21, 2013 03:00 UTC (19 minutes ago).
Reason: broken pipe
The public is advised to remain out of the waters of Wahikuli Beach Park on Maui due to a wastewater discharge. CWB was notified by Maui County of a discharge from a broken pipe in the Wahikuli area of Lahaina. It has not been determined if the discharge had reached the ocean, however as a precaution signs have been posted at Wahikuli Beach Park. The flow has been stopped, and samples are being taken. The public is advised to remain out of these waters until the signs have been removed.
The public is advised to stay out of the waters of Moanalua Stream mouth where it enters into Keehi Lagoon. CWB was notified of a wastewater discharge from a 43" pipe located under the Nimitz viaduct. The discharge is ongoing but intermittent. The City is going through the procurement process to have a contractor work on the line. Warning signs are posted. As a precaution, the public is advised to stay away from signed waters including the Moanalua Stream mouth until warning signs have been removed.
Reason: Force main break
The public is advised to stay out of the waters from Paradise Cove to Honu Lagoon, in Kapolei. Affected areas may be expanded as more information becomes available. CWB was notified of an approximate > 1000gal wastewater discharge due to a force main break near 2750 Aliinui Drive. The discharge entered the ocean near Paradise Cove. Repairs are underway and signing and sampling will begin at first light Friday morning. The public is advised to remain out of these waters until warning signs have been removed.
Reason: Heavy rains
A Brown Water Advisory remains up for the Lydgate Park area on the island of Kauai due to earlier heavy rains last week. The public is advised to stay out of flood waters and storm water runoff due to possible overflowing cesspools, sewer manholes, pesticides, animal fecal matter, dead animals, pathogens, chemicals, and associated flood debris. If coastal waters are turbid and brown, stay out.
Reason: Heavy rains and possible sewage leak
Waters samples collected yesterday show elevated bacteria levels at Nimitz Highway, Moanalua Stream, and the Disabled American Veterans Park (DAV). At the time of sampling, heavy rains were occurring. To complicate issues, C&C and CWB believes there may be some type of leak in a 43 inch line in a culvert under the viaduct. The leak is not visible. City is going through the procurement process to have a contractor work on the line to determine if a leak actually exist. As a precaution, the public is advised to stay out of Moanalua Stream mouth where it enters into Keehi Lagoon. Canoe paddle who recreate at Keehi Lagoon are advised to stay away from the Moanalua Stream mouth.