Blue Water Task Force, Water Quality
July 17 2012

Beach Water Testing Program in Hawaii Struggling

by Mara Dias

The Garden, a Kaua'i-based newspaper and media website that does an excellent job of covering beach and water pollution issues on Kauai, has just posted a very revealing article on how the Hawaii Department of Health's beach monitoring program's limited budget is already forcing it to fall short of its water testing requirements.  Like many other coastal states, if Hawaii loses their federal BEACH grant too, their program will be cut back even more, leaving the beach-going public unprotected.

Click here to read the full online article:  Hawai'i Health Dept: Dozens of beaches not tested for contamination

or watch this newsclip from HI News Now featuring Surfrider's own Hawaii Island's Field Coordinator Stuart Coleman.

Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

Learn more about the proposed cuts to the federal beach grant program that funds beach water testing programs in every coastal state here.

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