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Wailua wastewater effluent exceedance in effect

WAILUA — The county Department of Public Works Wastewater Management Division advised that a wastewater effluent exceedance occurred Tuesday at the Wailua Wastewater Treatment Plant.

The measured enterococci level has exceeded the permitted limit.

“Beach-goers are advised that contact with the nearby ocean may cause illness,” said Acting County Engineer Troy Tanigawa. “Wastewater officials are working with the Department of Health to follow all health and safety guidelines, and signs will be posted in the affected area.”

Testing will continue, and the public will be informed when the WWTP is back in compliance.

Anyone with questions may contact DPW’s WMD at 241-4992.
Source: The Garden Island

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