High Bacteria Levels Detected in Waters at Kailua Pier

November 10, 2021, 3:30 PM HST
* Updated November 10, 3:00 PM
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An advisory has been posted at Kailua Pier after high levels of bacteria were discovered in the waters.

On Wednesday, Nov. 10, the Department of Healthʻs Clean Water Branch reports enterococci levels of 2,060 per 100 mL being detected during routine beach monitoring. High levels of enterococci may carry harmful microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, protozoa, or parasites.

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

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

For more information, click here or visit the EPA website here.

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