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Brown Water Advisory for Maui NW Shores

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Brown Water Advisory, NW Shores of Maui, Oct. 18, 2015. Image credit: Google Maps/Hawaiʻi State Department of Health.

Brown Water Advisory, NW Shores of Maui, Oct. 18, 2015. Image credit: Google Maps/Hawaiʻi State Department of Health.

The State of Hawaiʻi Department of Health Clean Water Branch has issued a Brown Water Advisory for the north western shores of Maui.

The department reports that heavy rains have resulted in storm water runoff entering into coastal waters.

The public is advised to stay out of flood waters and storm water runoff, “due to possible overflowing cesspools, sewer, manholes, pesticides, animal fecal matter, dead animals, pathogens, chemicals, and associated flood debris. Not all coastal areas may be impacted by runoff.”

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If water is turbid and brown, the public is advised to stay.  The department advises the public to continue to practice good personal hygiene and follow up with a primary care physician if there are any health concerns.

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