Kauai News

High Bacteria Levels Detected at Ke‘e Beach

Posted July 2, 2020, 1:50 PM HST

A water quality advisory has been issued for Ke‘e Beach after high bacteria levels were detected during a routine monitoring.

Courtesy of DLNR

According to Hawai‘i Department of Health’s Clean Water Branch, enterococci levels were detected at 222 per 100 mL. The advisory for this beach is posted because enterococci contains potentially harmful microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, protozoa, or parasites in the water.

“Swimming at beaches with pollution in the water may make you ill,” the advisory states.

The posted advisory will remain in effect until water sample results no longer exceed the threshold level of 130 enterococci per 100 mL.

For more information, see: http://eha-cloud.doh.hawaii.gov/cwb/#!/viewer?eventId=1169
and https://www.epa.gov/beaches/learn-human-health-beach.