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    Hawai'i Volcanoes

    National Park Hawai'i

Park Staff and Visitors Advised to Drink Bottled Water until Further Notice

Hawai`i Volcanoes NEWS RELEASE
Release Date: September 1, 2006
Contact: Mardie Lane 808-985-6018
 

Superintendent Cindy Orlando today issued an advisory recommending park staff and visitors use bottled water for drinking purposes until further notice.

The park was notified by the State Department of Health that the results of a water sample taken in early August were inconclusive for contaminants.

"Although the test results were inconclusive, we would rather err on the side of caution and take all measures to protect our staff and visitors," said Orlando.

The park is following recommendations of the National Park Service's Public Health Office and the State Department of Health, including taking new samples at various locations.

Results from those tests should be available late next week.

Did You Know?

Lei made of `a`ali`i and native ferns.

`A`ali`i (Dodonaea viscosa) is an important shrub with many traditional Hawaiian uses. Its hard and durable wood makes a fine spear. Seed pods are fashioned into beautiful lei, while its red capsules can be boiled to make dye.