UPDATE 3/2/21  Just a day after issuing  an island wide alert, DOH CWB clears south side

The Brown Water Advisory for the island of Maui has been canceled; however, a Brown Water Advisory has been issued for the North Shore (Waihee to Hookipa) and West Maui (Honolua to Kahekili Beach Park) on Maui.

UPDATE 3/1/21  After one week, a brown water alert is on again for Maui island.  A Brown Water Advisory has been issued for the Island of Maui.

Heavy rain has resulted in stormwater runoff entering into coastal waters. 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. Not all coastal areas may be impacted by runoff, however, if the water is brown stay out. Continue to practice good personal hygiene and follow-up with your primary care physician if you have any health concerns.

UPDATE 2/22/21  The Brown Water Advisory for the Island of Maui has been canceled.

UPDATE 2/18/20  ON AND OFF AND ON AND OFF– NOW ON!

A Brown Water Advisory has been issued for the Island of Maui.

Heavy rain has resulted in stormwater runoff entering into coastal waters. 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. Not all coastal areas may be impacted by runoff, however, if the water is brown stay out. Continue to practice good personal hygiene and follow-up with your primary care physician if you have any health concerns.

 

UPDATE 2/8/21 * State DOH  “The Brown Water Advisory for the Island of Maui has been canceled.”

 

UPDATE  2/3/21  ON AGAIN!  Yes we do our best to alert the community as these alerts from the State BOH pivot on and off all the time. No signs are posted, so vast majority of visitors and residents are unaware, as the kai is does always appear brown.

A Brown Water Advisory has been issued for the Island of Maui.

Heavy rain has resulted in stormwater runoff entering into coastal waters. 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. Not all coastal areas may be impacted by runoff, however, if the water is brown stay out. Continue to practice good personal hygiene and follow-up with your primary care physician if you have any health concerns.

 

UPDATE  1/29/21

The Brown Water Advisory for the Island of Maui has been canceled.
 

1/19/21  UPDATE  Now expanded to entire island

A Brown Water Advisory has been issued for the Island of Maui.

Heavy rain has resulted in stormwater runoff entering into coastal waters. 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. Not all coastal areas may be impacted by runoff, however, if the water is brown stay out. Continue to practice good personal hygiene and follow-up with your primary care physician if you have any health concerns.

 1/14/21 #kihei  The State of Hawaii Department of Health ,Clean Water Branch offerd an alert today.

“Heavy rain has resulted in stormwater runoff entering into coastal waters. 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. Not all coastal areas may be impacted by runoff, however, if the water is brown stay out. Continue to practice good personal hygiene and follow-up with your primary care physician if you have any health concerns.”

(KCA stock photos)

Muddy brown Kai just No. of Whale Sanctuary

Makena State Park (image: Wikipedia.com)