ʻInoʻino ke kai ua ʻau ʻia e ke kae

na Laiana Wong (ka lā 13 o Ianuali, 2018)

Synopsis: Unusually high levels of enterococci bacteria have been reported in the waters off at Ala Moana beach. In fact, there is about eight times the allowable amount. It is not known what has caused the spike in bacteria, but people are being notified not to swim there.

Aloha mai kākou e nā hoa heluhelu. Ua hele nō paha a he mea hoʻopākūā koʻu kākau mau ʻana no ia mea he kūkae (i ʻike ʻia i loko o ke poʻo manaʻo ma luna aʻe nei), a eia nō ke hoʻohuoi nei nō paha kekahi o ʻoukou he pulakaumaka kēia kumuhana noʻu. ʻEā, e hōʻole a e aha? Ua pololei paha. I ka lā 23 o Kēkēmapa i kēlā MH aʻe nei, ua kākau au i kekahi moʻolelo no ka pilikia o nā luawai pelapela a me ke akamai o ka hoʻokomo ʻana i kekahi pahu hoʻomaʻemaʻe wai ʻino. He mea mālama ʻāina ia, a he mālama kai nō hoʻi kekahi.

ʻAʻole lawa koʻu ʻau ʻana i ke kai i kēia mau lā. ʻAʻole hoʻi e like me koʻu wā uʻi. I ia wā, he hele mau nō i ka ʻau kai a me ke kaha nalu paha. A i koʻu hoʻomaopopo ʻana, ua aʻiaʻi a ua maʻemaʻe hoʻi nā kapakai a pau. A lawa ka au ʻana, a i ka piʻi hou ʻana mai i kahaone, ua ʻoluʻolu nā mea a pau. I kēia mau lā naʻe, ma kauwahi kahakai, ua hele a lēʻī hoʻi, aia i ka nuʻa nā kānaka. He poʻe malihini a he poʻe kūloko hoʻi kekahi. ʻO ka nui o ia poʻe, ua hapa mai ke aʻiaʻi a me ka maʻemaʻe. A i kēia mau lā, he poʻe ʻepekema nāna e makaʻala i ke kūlana maʻemaʻe a maʻemaʻe ʻole paha o ka wai, i kēlā me kēia lā, ma o ke ana ʻana i ka nui o ia mea he enterococci. He koʻohune ia a he mea hoʻi e maʻi ai kākou kānaka.

He helu ʻia ka nui o nā enterococci i loko o 100 mililika wai, a inā he 130 anakahi a ma lalo mai paha ka heluna, ua lawa ka maʻemaʻe e ʻauʻau ai. Ke piʻi mai naʻe kēlā helu he mau manawa i loko o ka mahina hoʻokahi, e pāpā ʻia ke komo ʻana i ke kai ma ia wahi, a hiki i ka maʻemaʻe hou ʻana mai. ʻO ka ʻoiaʻiʻo, he hōʻailona ke kāpili ʻia mai ma ia wahi kokoke aku nō nāna e haʻi mai ana i ka lono. He nānā ʻia paha he hulikua ʻia paha, aia nō i ke kanaka. Wahi a ka poʻe o ka ʻOihana Mālama Olakino, ʻaʻole hiki ke hōʻoia ʻia ke ʻano ʻino o nā enterococci, akā, he mea koʻikoʻi ka hoʻāʻo ʻana ma kekahi keʻena hoʻokolohua ma mua o ka wehe ʻana mai i ka hōʻailona.

I ka pule nei i hala, ua piʻi loa ka helu o nā enterococci ma kahakai o Ala Moana i ka 1013 anakahi i loko o 100 mililika wai. He ʻaneʻane pāwalu ka nui a he mea ia e hoʻopaʻa ʻia ai ua kahakai nei. ʻAʻole maopopo i ka poʻe o ka ʻOMO ke kumu i piʻi loa mai ai kēlā helu. Eia nō lākou ke ʻimi nei. I kēia wā naʻe e kuʻihē nei ko kākou noʻonoʻo, he akamai paha ke kaʻakepa ʻana. E kaha aku nō, hele i kahi ʻē.

Eia nō ka mea ʻāpiki. Aia nō i loko o kēlā inoa ʻepekema, enterococci, ke peʻe nei kahi ʻike e piʻi ai ka manene. ʻO ia hoʻi, ʻo kekahi manaʻo o ia mea, he kūkae no ke kanaka a no kekahi māmela paha. He hoʻopailua ke noʻonoʻo aʻe, a he mea hoʻi e koikoi mai ana iaʻu e hōʻalo i ia wahi. No laila, eia au ke kākau hou nei no kēia kumuhana i mea e hoʻomaopopo ai iā kākou, he aliʻi ka ʻāina a he kauā ke kanaka. Inā ʻaʻole kākou e mālama i ka ʻāina, ʻaʻole nō ia e mālama mai iā kākou.

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