Hawaii Ocean Water Monitoring System

Check your beach's water quality at: Clean Water Branch System Website

Hawaii's New Water-Quality Monitoring Website Makes a Splash!

Aloha, beach bums and wave riders! We've got some great news for all you ocean enthusiasts out there. Forget the old days of blindly diving into the surf, hoping you won't encounter any unexpected surprises. Thanks to the magical wonders of technology (and some cash from the EPA), you can now be a beach detective from the comfort of your own home or lounging poolside with your trusty smartphone.

Picture this: you're all set for a day at the beach in the beautiful Hawaiian Islands. You've got your sunblock, your favorite beach towel, and your snorkeling gear. But there's one thing you can't prepare for – water quality conditions. Enter Hawaii's latest superhero – the Water-Quality Monitoring Website!

Launched in November, this digital marvel provides you with real-time updates on the state of your favorite sandy spots. From active advisories to aerial photos that make you feel like a drone pilot (almost), this website has it all. It's like having a friendly lifeguard who also happens to be a tech genius.

But wait, there's more! Not only can you stay informed about water conditions, but you can also explore detailed maps that pinpoint specific advisories. It's like your own treasure map, except instead of searching for gold doubloons, you're on the lookout for the best, cleanest beaches. And if you're the forgetful type, don't worry – you can sign up for email notifications, so you never miss a swell update.

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According to Stuart Coleman, the Hawaiian Islands manager for the Surfrider Foundation, this website is a game-changer. He said, "People had no idea how to find out about water quality and where to go. Now they can see it visually and look at their local beach. It's much easier to understand." Well, Stuart, we couldn't agree more!

This website isn't just some digital window dressing; it's part of a comprehensive system upgrade. That means the diligent staff behind the scenes can quickly update advisories, keeping you in the know about the water quality at your favorite hangouts.

Here's the cherry on top: The Health Department secured a generous $265,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to make this program possible. It's all part of a federal act to ensure coastal water monitoring and public notification are up to national standards. So not only do you get clean beaches, but you also get a little piece of that federal love.

So there you have it, folks. The next time you're itching to hit the waves in Hawaii, just remember – the Water-Quality Monitoring Website has your back. No more guesswork, no more surprises, just good, clean fun in the sun. Surf's up, and safety is on the horizon! 🌊🌴

Check your beach's water quality at: Clean Water Branch System Website


Jeremy Moncur, MBA/RB