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Brown Water Advisory issued for Oahu waters

By Star-Advertiser staff

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LAST UPDATED: 10:52 a.m. HST, Mar 10, 2013


Swimmers are being warned not to enter coastal waters on Oahu.

The state Department of Health has issued a Brown Water Advisory for Oahu after last night's heavy rains.

The Health Department said storm runoff could contain water from overflowing cesspools and sewer manholes, pesticides, animal fecal matter, dead animals, bacteria, chemicals and flood debris.

The best advice, officials said, is that if the water is brown, stay out.







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Maneki_Neko wrote:
The Health Department said storm runoff could contain water from overflowing cesspools and sewer manholes, pesticides, animal fecal matter, dead animals, bacteria, chemicals and flood debris.

And yet we spend $5.3 billion for a train to nowhere. We worry about Steven Tyler's privacy. We want to build more hotels on the sand. 29 new Kaka'ako condos get permitted without infrastructure upgrades.

Where are our priorities? Dead animals and fecal matter infect our waters because of a little rain? Overflowing cesspools - is that the best we can do? And why do we still pump our poo in to the ocean?


on March 10,2013 | 10:03AM
Tony96822 wrote:
We live where people react not act prior. Roadways- fix the pot hole after not before. Traffic problem- try and fix after the fact not foresee the future. Water pollution- act after someone dies, not before we over pollute and control worst case scenario. Then when there is blame everyone points fingers. As for condos, put them in he Ala Wai.
on March 10,2013 | 04:35PM
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