Hilo Bay and Lower Wailuku River Areas Remain Closed, Water Testing Continues

As a result of yesterday’s sewage spill that entered Wailuku River, Hilo Bay and all beach parks within the break wall area are closed.

The blockage in the sewer line that caused the discharge into Hilo bay has been repaired. The County continues its testing of the water quality and conditions are being monitored daily.

Residents and visitors in the affected areas are advised to abide by all signs posted along the lower Wailuku River area and Hilo Bay. The signs will remain in effect until the Department of Health determines water quality is safe.