High Bacteria Count Advisory at Wailea Beach, Maui !!!


11/27/19 #kihei. This sure is not something for which to be thankful.  ” The Water Quality Advisory for Wailea Beach, Maui has been canceled. Water sample testing results show that the enterococci levels no longer exceed the threshold level.”

Hmmm… State agency cancellation announced on a national holiday. Might this  be related to its location as it is the beach fronting two major resorts?


The public is advised of a water quality exceedance of enterococci at Wailea Beach, Maui. Levels of 384 per 100 mL have been detected during routine beach monitoring. The Department of Health Clean Water Branch provides beach monitoring and notification through its beach program. The advisory for this beach is posted because testing for enterococci indicate that potentially harmful microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, protozoa, or parasites may be present in the water. Swimming at beaches with pollution in the water may make you ill. Children, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems are the most likely populations to develop illnesses or infections after coming into contact with polluted water, usually while swimming

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