Study indicates human sewage across Kaua‘i’s waters

Courtesy of Carl Berg

A map shows the Surfrider report’s water testing locations. Each circle is one testing site. Each quarter filled represents one positive sucralose result.

LIHU‘E — A newly published report detected sucralose — an artificial sweetener commonly found in manufactured foods — throughout Kaua‘i’s streams and rivers, indicating nearly islandwide water contamination by human sewage.