Blue Water Task Force

Blue Water Task Force 

 

*** NOTE: Surfrider Maui‘s Blue Water Task Force water quality monitoring is currently suspended due to a lack of volunteer resources. If you are interested in getting involved, please email chair@maui.surfrider.org ***

Surfrider Maui’s Blue Water Task Force (BWTF) is part of a national water quality testing program hosted by Surfrider Foundation. BWTF volunteers test for Enterococcus bacteria on a regular basis at popular beaches and surf spots. Enterococcus bacteria is an indication of fecal contamination of warm blooded animals, particularly humans. Clostridium is a secondary fecal indicator used by the State of Hawaii’s Department of Health and is normally found in the intestines of mammals. Surfrider sampling over the years has documented chronic levels of pollution at Kanaha, the stream at Launiupoko, Ma’alaea Harbor, and Spreckelsville Beach. Monthly water quality testing results from the Hawai’i Department of Health are posted below.

Enterococcus Data on Maui Beaches

Latest Bacteria Data from the Dept. of Health Clean Water Branch:

 
Sample Location
Sample Date
Enterococcus Levels
Clostridium Counts
Hukilau Hotel Shoreline
4/7/16
53.00
2.00
Kanaha Beach
4/7/16
20.00
2.00
Spreckelsville Beach
4/7/16
10.00
1.00
Maalaea Condos
4/7/16
10.00
1.00
Hanakaoo
4/7/16
10.00
1.00
Launiupoko
4/7/16
10.00
2.00
Kihei (South)
4/7/16
10.00
1.00
Kamaole Beach #1
4/7/16
10.00
1.00
Kamole Beach #3
4/7/16
10.00
1.00
Wailea Beach
4/7/16
10.00
1.00
Sample Location
Sample Date
Enterococcus Levels
Clostridium Counts
Hukilau Hotel Shoreline
4/4/16
10.00
1.00
Kanaha Beach
4/4/16
10.00
1.00
Spreckelsville Beach
4/4/16
10.00
1.00
Maalaea Condos
4/4/16
10.00
1.00
Hanakaoo
4/4/16
10.00
1.00
Launiupoko
4/4/16
10.00
2.00
Kihei (South)
4/4/16
10.00
1.00
Kamaole Beach #1
4/4/16
10.00
1.00
Kamole Beach #3
4/4/16
10.00
1.00
Wailea Beach
4/4/16
10.00
1.00