The Kaua'i Chapter has been asking the State of Hawaii to monitor more beaches and post warning signs at beaches contaminated with bacterial pollution for years now. State sampling has increased on Kaua'i. Some permanent advisory signs have been posted, but there remain chronically polluted beaches that are not posted. The Chapter's Blue Water Task Force program is currently sampling 20 beaches monthly, providing their own source of water quality information to the public. Visit the BWTF website to see where they are testing and and their latest data. Click here.
The Chapter is also working cooperatively with the State Department of Health to perform source tracking experiments in the Nawiliwili watershed to find and fix pollution problems.