HALEIWA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Just days after being shut down by the state for wastewater violations, Haleiwa Beach House has reopened under an agreement with the Department of Health.
The restaurant, which is owned by developer Andy Anderson, was ordered to close after its septic system was found to be overloaded, causing it to spill sewage on property frequently used by children.
The agreement between both parties signed on Tuesday allows the restaurant to resume operations with a seating capacity designed to accomodate the existing wastewater system.
"With the signing of the AOC and the completion of a health inspection, the department has determined that the restaurant can safely reopen for business and continue operating with reduced seating that meets their current wastewater system capacity," said Stuart Yamada, Environmental Management Division Chief.
Yamada says Department of Health will continue to follow up with the restaurant to make sure it is following the terms of the agreement and maintains public health standards.