Waiopili officially polluted

  • photo courtesy of DOH

    Signs are posted by the Department of Health at Maha’ulepu Beach warning the public of high bacteria levels in the water.

  • photo submitted by Friends of Mahaulepu

    This photo shows the runoff created by heavy rains at the mouth of the Waiopili Stream at Maha’ulepu.

MAHAULEPU — Waiopili Stream, which meets the ocean at Mahaulepu Beach on Kauai’s South Side, has been officially dubbed an impaired waterway by the Environmental Protection Agency.