The state today ordered the Haleiwa Beach House restaurant to close because it could be spilling wastewater onto a neighboring property.
The restaurant, formerly known as Jameson’s by the Sea, is owned by D.G. “Andy” Anderson. Anderson recently expanded the restaurant’s seating capacity to 388 from 114 without enlarging a wastewater system.
“The Hawaii State Department of Health Wastewater Branch issued a Notice of Violation, Permit Suspension and Order to the Haleiwa Beach House Restaurant because its wastewater system is causing an imminent threat to public health by spilling wastewater onto a neighboring property used by children for educational purposes,” the state agency said in a news release.
The business may contest the notice at a hearing that will be scheduled within 24 hours of receipt of the notice, the state said.
“To protect public health and the environment and prevent the contamination of neighboring properties caused by the overloading of the restaurant’s wastewater system, the department is ordering the Haleiwa Beach House to cease operation,” said Stuart Yamada, Environmental Management Division administrator. “Unfortunately, the recent expansion of this restaurant was completed without the necessary state and county approvals and as a result, the wastewater system cannot adequately handle the expanded capacity of the restaurant.”