(BIVN) – Kailua Bay remained closed Tuesday due to a sewage spill from a ruptured main on Alii Drive and Palani Road.
Although the sewage spill was contained yesterday, and Hawaii County Civil Defense reported the ocean closure to swimmers was still in effect from Kamakahonu Beach to Hulihee Palace, seaward out to 1000 ft.
Results from water samples taken yesterday are expected later today, officials said this morning. “Please cease all water activity in this area until tests indicate bacteria levels are normal,” a civil defense message stated for the second day.
The Department of Environmental Management reported that work started on repairs to the ruptured main at Alii Drive and Palani Road. Traffic delays are expected in this area for the duration of repairs. Please use alternate routes, county officials asked.