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Brown Water Advisory - Brown Water Advisory: Kahului Bay

Start Date: 2016-09-21

Cause: Heavy rains

Detail: A Brown Water Advisory is being issued for Kahului Bay, Maui due to heavy rains. The public is advised to stay out of flood waters and storm water runoff due to possible overflowing cesspools, sewer manholes, pesticides, animal fecal matter, dead animals, pathogens, chemicals, and associated flood debris. Not all coastal areas may be impacted by runoff, however, if the water is brown stay out and continue to practice good personal hygiene and follow up with your primary care physician if you have any health concerns.

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Other - Discharge Halawa Stream

Start Date: 2016-08-12

Cause: Overflow

Detail: CWB was notified by CCH of a discharge entering Halawa Stream from the Animal Quarantine Station (DOA). The discharge is a result of an overflowing wet well with animal and human fecal matter. The discharge has been stopped, posting of signs and collection of water samples are being done. The public is advised to remain out of these waters until the signs have been removed.

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