Settlement reached on alleged wastewater discharge at Kualoa Beach Park
The Hawai‘i Department of Health announced Wednesday that it has reached a settlement with the city regarding the alleged discharge of wastewater from comfort stations at Kualoa Beach Park in late 2005 to early 2007.
The health department is alleging that the discharges caused high bacteria counts in the nearshore ocean waters, which required warning signs on the beach for several months. The city admitted no liability in settling the case.
The settlement requires that the city seek the approvals needed to replace the park’s wastewater systems, remove its wastewater by pump truck until the replacement is completed and pay $300,000 to settle permit and water quality violations alleged by the health department.