Oh No! Not Again… SEWAGE SPILL Threatens Obama Family Vacation
Last one in is a rotten egg.
A sewage spill is being forced into Kailua Bay where President Obama and his family are staying.
Via The Hawaii Reporter:
The City & County of Honolulu reports there were an estimated 14 sewage spills during the heavy rainstorm last weekend, at least four of which the state says happened in the windward community of Kailua where President Obama and his family are staying this holiday season.
Those sewage overflows rose from waterlogged manholes and went into the Kaelepulu Stream, which is one of two major waterways in the Kailua district. No total for the sewage gallon count total has been posted yet.
The stream comes from Kaelepulu pond and wetland, which goes through Enchanted Lakes, a division of Kailua, and stops just feet short of the ocean.
Historically, at least once a month, the city opens the mouth of the stream via tractors moving the sand around, and the workers let the pollution runoff and brown water that has accumulated go unfiltered into Kailua Bay. This is the beach once rated the number one beach in the country, but no longer gets the ranking. The reason the city officials do this? The fresh water, which goes by homes built in the area, will get too polluted if they don’t.
The ocean current, which in Kailua brings everything to shore, not out to sea, quickly takes the brown water from the mouth of the canal throughout Kailua Bay, landing on the other side of the beach. I know this because I grew up on this beach, swim and surf here, and take our kids in these waters. I have seen many storms pass through and watch the ocean patterns and currents closely to see where debris – and sometimes dead seabirds and fish – land.
While some scientists say this dredging hasn’t impacted the water quality, many a local swimmer, paddler and surfer who grew up in Kailua will admit to staff infections or gastro-intestinal illnesses, perhaps from a swim at the wrong place at the right time of the month…
…President Barack Obama and his family are visiting the islands, and in fact, are staying right on Kailua beach in the homes where the brown water, bubbles and all, will finally land.
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Do I smell another Czar appointment by “The Comeback Kid”?