Water alert for Hanakaoo lifted

A water quality alert for Hanakoo Beach Park in Lahaina has been lifted, said the state Health Department on Friday.

The Clean Water Branch had posted the alert and signs at the beach Tuesday following water sampling that showed enterococci levels exceeding advisory levels. The bacterial levels were 150 per 100 milliliters of water, higher than the safe threshold of 135 per 100 milliliters.

The levels had indicated the potential for harmful microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses, protozoa and parasites.

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