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High Bacteria Levels Detected in Hilo Beach Waters, DOH Retesting

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The Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH) is retesting a Hilo beach after high levels of bacteria were detected in the water.

DOH’s Clean Water Branch reported levels 2005 per 100 mL at Onekahakaha Beach Swimming Area during a routine beach monitoring. DOH is uncertain about the representativeness of the first sample and is retesting the waters, which have historically met the acceptable beach threshold level.

There is no known source of fecal contamination. The results of the retest will be provided as soon as they’re available.

For more information, see: http://eha-cloud.doh.hawaii.gov/cwb/#!/viewer?eventId=1363
and https://www.epa.gov/beaches/learn-human-health-beach

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