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<br />Charmaine L. Kamaka <br />Harry Kim <br />Director <br />Mayor <br /> <br /> <br />Ryan K. Chong <br /> <br />Deputy Director <br /> <br /> <br />DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION <br />101 Pauahi Street, Suite 6  Hilo, Hawai‘i 96720 <br />(808) 961-8311  Fax (808) 961-8411 <br />Email: parks_recreation@hawaiicounty.gov <br />http://www.hawaiicounty.gov/parks-and-recreation/ <br /> <br /> <br />NEWS RELEASE <br />February 27, 2017 <br />FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE <br /> <br />KAHALU`U BEACH PARK CLOSED <br />UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE <br /> <br />The Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation <br />announces that Kahalu`u Beach Park in Kailua-Kona is closed <br />until further notice, due to a broken sewer cleanout found late <br />Friday afternoon that released sewage originating from the Park <br />restroom facility. <br /> <br />The park was closed soon after the sewage release was found. <br />Cleanup work was quickly initiated, and the State Department of <br />Health’s Clean Water Branch was subsequently notified by the <br />Department of Environmental Management, which assisted in the <br />cleanup. Warning signage was posted. <br /> <br />The Department repaired the sewer cleanout on the evening of <br />Friday. The Department is currently assessing the condition of <br />the pipes to determine if further repairs are required. The warning <br />signage will remain in place until the State Department of Health’s <br />Clean Water Branch determines it is safe to remove them, based <br />County of Hawai‘i is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer. <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />