No one in state government, no one in city government, no politician, the director of health, the deputy director or my supervisor told me to post the signs now, or you need to take the signs off right now. We go by the numbers and we stand by the numbers.
During the height of the spill, the conditions were 20,000 times over our standard and we find that very alarming.
The levels here have, we're talking about, a magnitude of six times. It indicated to us there is some fecal contamination making its way to the beaches here.
Tomorrow, hopefully there's a lot of sun like today, and if that's the case we may be able to pull signs off Thursday or Friday, assuming we don't have any more rains.
The water is really nasty. So don't go in the water.
The water right now on the Windward and North Shore is really not the place to be.
It's still not safe to go in the water. Besides the bacteria, there are other contaminants that's in the water -- we have pesticides, heavy metals, stuff like that.
The levels have returned to normal, ambient levels.
It's not something a lay person can just look at the numbers and come up with a decision. That's why it's very difficult to explain.