Brown Water Advisory Issued from Hilo Bay to Honolii

A Brown Water Advisory has been issued from Hilo Bay to Honolii in East Hawai`i.

Recent heavy rains has resulted in stormwater runoff entering into coastal waters. The public is advised to stay out of flood waters and storm water runoff due to possible overflowing cesspools, sewer, manholes, pesticides, animal fecal matter, dead animals, pathogens, chemicals, and associated flood debris.

Not all coastal areas may be impacted by runoff, however, if the water is brown stay out.

The public is reminded to continue to practice good personal hygiene and follow-up with your primary care physician if you have any health concerns.