Update: High bacteria count notification at Waioli Beach Park canceled
Nov. 16 update: The Hawai‘i State Department of Health has canceled the notification for Waioli Beach Park, Kaua‘i. Water sample retesting results show that enterococci levels no longer exceed the threshold level.
Original post: The Hawai‘i State Department of Health is retesting Waioli Beach Park, Kaua‘i.
Levels of 254 per 100 mL were detected during routine beach monitoring. The Department of Health is uncertain about the representativeness of the first sample. This beach has historically met the acceptable beach threshold level, and there is no known source of fecal contamination.
Therefore, the Department of Health has collected another sample and is retesting the site. The Department of Health will update the notification based on the results of this retesting.