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Bacteria advisory canceled for Ko Olina Lagoon 4

A beachwater advisory issued for Ko Olina Resort’s Ulua Lagoon 4 has been canceled, the Clean Water Branch of the state Department of Health announced Tuesday.

An advisory was posted Thursday after levels of enterococci, a fecal indicator bacteria, of 429 entercocci per 100 mL of beachwater were detected during routine beach monitoring.

That level exceeded the Environmental Protection Agency’s threshold of 130 enterococci per 100 mL, which triggers advisories that swimming in polluted waters exposes beachgoers to a higher risk of waterborne illness, such as gastroenteritis.

The advisory was canceled when follow-up sampling and testing showed bacterial levels no longer exceeded the threshold.

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