Waikiki beach reopens after its recent closure

Waikiki Beach reopens after its recent closure


Waikiki beach in Honolulu, HI, was closed earlier due to the observation that there was brown-colored sewage washing up on the shores of the beaches. This incident, which, conceivably, was caused by heavy rains and a tropical storm, Kilo, was also due to sewage flowing from the streets and manholes.


With Waikiki being particularly attractive to tourists and economy, it was a priority to reopen the beach, as mayor Kirk Caldwell said. Sewage also oozed from manholes by Ala Moana center and tourists did not heed warnings and even disobeyed the signs.


Furthermore, the renowned Waikiki beach, in Honolulu, was closed when the water at the beach seemed to reflect a more brownish color that was caused due to the sewage mixing in here. The manholes, which were open, took in rainwater and the rainwater mixed with sewage, emitting this mixture into the ocean. This even caused bacteria; however, Waikiki beach was opened, but some areas, like Ala Wai and Kewalo Basin, stay closed because they are still precarious to tourists.


Waikiki beach opened in the afternoon time, on Wednesday, as did Ala Moana. “Brown-water” warnings are still in effect though, earning swimmers to take heed and stay away from the dirty water. These are not the only areas with such a warning in effect, in fact, all of Hawaii, including all islands, have this warning in effect to them.


The reports of the muddy water did not deter tourists from their plans to visit, probably also because there is so much more to do. Trust me, I remember the other industries like shopping galore, which is my personal favorite, and then dining with a myriad of places to choose from.


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