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Kapoho tidepools + tripadvisor report - help, please!

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Please find below a posting that was on tripadvisor about the Kapoho tidepools. Since we plan on visiting them on our next trip, the posting causes me concern. Would anyone care to comment on the posting? Is this true?

"I have lived in Hawaii my entire life, growing up here, we regularly drove out to Kapoho to swim. Being quite familiar with the area I just wanted to make one comment on the Kapoho Tide Pools.
It's a nice area to look at...but (to me) definately not to swim. There are a lot of homes in the area and majority of the homes there, unless recently built, are on a cesspool sewer system. (New homes are now required to have a septic sewer system if you don't meet certain requirements). Anyway, a cesspool sewer system means that all sewage from a persons home gets drained into a big hole in the ground with a concrete cover ontop of it. From there it seeps into the ground and thus into the ocean since Kapoho's elevation is at sea level. There are a lot of homes surrounding the tide pool area & in this day & age there are so many different diseases and bacterias out there ex. hepatitis, leptospirosis, etc. you could contract a disease too. Basically, to put it bluntly...you're swimming in raw untreated sewage/ocean water from the people who live in the area. Some don't care, but personally I do, and I don't want my kids or myself getting sick. I'd think long and hard before jumping in and taking the risk of ruining your vacation."

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