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Beaches on Maui Closed Due to High Bacteria Counts

Beaches on Maui Closed Due to High Bacteria Counts

Old Apr 10, 19, 2:00 pm
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Beaches on Maui Closed Due to High Bacteria Counts

A few days ago, Kanaha Beach near the airport was closed. Now one of the best beaches in Kihei is closed:


I suspect wastewater and the county's love of injection wells for effluent disposal is to blame. Meanwhile, residents of the West side are being urged to conserve water due to a problem at the wastewater plant.
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Old Apr 11, 19, 9:26 pm
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other beaches are open now but... wow!!
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Sure hope this doesn’t impact the beaches in Wailea when I am there next month! That said, I might not bother going in the ocean anyways beyond dipping the toes in...last time I was in Maui (4.5 years ago), I think I got some kind of bacterial infection in the waistband of my swimming trunks - it was itchy and red for a couple weeks afterwards. Reading the above, now it makes sense if there was some sort of waste seeping into the water...
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