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Other - Precaution: dye test show a leak in outfall pipe in Puhi Bay cove

Start Date: 2016-08-26

Cause: Possible crack or leak at the joint.

Detail: Dye testing was conducted to determine exact location of a leak in outfall pipe along the Hilo Breakwater. A small discoloration was noted in a cove of Puhi Bay. As a precaution, the public should stay away from the cove and adjacent areas. Warning signs have posted. Effluent is secondary treated and disinfected.

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Brown Water Advisory - Brown Water Advisory for Hilo Bay, Hawaii

Start Date: 2016-08-24

Cause: Heavy rains

Detail: A Brown Water Advisory is being issued for Hilo Bay 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. If coastal waters are turbid and brown, stay out.

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Brown Water Advisory - Brown Water Advisory for Honolii Beach Park, Hawaii

Start Date: 2016-08-24

Cause: Heavy rains

Detail: A Brown Water Advisory is being issued for Honolii Beach Park 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. If coastal waters are turbid and brown, stay out.

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Maui
Brown Water Advisory - Brown Water Advisory, Baldwin Park

Start Date: 2016-08-29

Cause: rain

Detail: A Brown Water Advisory is being issued for Baldwin Park, Mauidue to 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. Additional information can be found here: http://emdweb.doh.hawaii.gov/cwb/wqd/viewer/(S(fpbfgyft0cuqlguik005wumd))/Home.aspx

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Brown Water Advisory - Brown Water Advisory for Honokahua Bay, Maui

Start Date: 2016-08-28

Cause: Heavy rains

Detail: A Brown Water Advisory is being issued for Honokahua 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 waters may be affected, 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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Oahu
Brown Water Advisory - Brown Water Advisory, Sunset Beach to Velzyland, Oahu

Start Date: 2016-08-25

Cause: Heavy rain

Detail: A Brown Water Advisory is being issued for beaches from Rocky Point to Velzyland on Oahu due to earlier 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. Additional information can be found here: http://emdweb.doh.hawaii.gov/cwb/wqd/viewer/(S(fpbfgyft0cuqlguik005wumd))/Home.aspx

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Brown Water Advisory - Brown Water Advisory, Bellows and Waimanalo Beach

Start Date: 2016-08-25

Cause: Heavy Rains

Detail: A Brown Water Advisory is being issued for Bellows Beach and Waimanalo Beach due to earlier 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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Brown Water Advisory - Brown Water Advisory, Waimea Bay, Oahu

Start Date: 2016-08-24

Cause: rains

Detail: A Brown Water Advisory is being issued for Waimea Bay, Oahu. 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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Brown Water Advisory - Brown Water Advisory, Lanikai

Start Date: 2016-08-24

Cause: Heavy rains

Detail: A Brown Water Advisory is being issued for Lanikai Beach 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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Brown Water Advisory - Brown Water Advisory, Bamburas, Bowls, Secrets, Rockpiles

Start Date: 2016-08-24

Cause: Heavy rains

Detail: A Brown Water Advisory is being issued for the surf spots Bamburas, Secrets, Rockpiles and Ala Moana Bowls 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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