Swimming through sewage — study shows high bacteria count in Kaua‘i waters

Courtesy of Paul Healy

The Hanalei River meets the ocean at the east end of Weke Road in Hanalei, near Black Pot Beach Park on Hanalei Bay, on Tuesday, March 21, 2023.

LIHU‘E — Environmental organization Surfrider Kaua‘i’s Blue Water Task Force found large amounts of bacteria in several of Kaua‘i’s waters this month, suggesting that ongoing concerns over fecal contamination of the Garden Island’s streams and beaches are far from over.