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.