Surfrider report finds bacteria present in Kaua‘i waters

Courtesy of Carl Berg

A chart showing levels of enterococcus — a bacterium indicating fecal presence — at 18 sites across Kaua‘i from samples analyzed on Oct. 14, 2023.

LIHU’E — A scientist at the Surfrider Foundation’s Kaua‘i Chapter has released the organization’s monthly results of pollution levels at different streams, rivers and surf spots around the island, and about one-third of the sites tested showed a high presence of bacteria.