My Turn: Enterococcus test sparks meaningless interpretations

Does a single high blood pressure reading signal impending heart failure? Absolutely not. Last month, a single state water test in Kailua Bay revealed an enterococci (ENT) Test result of 2,000 CFU per 100 ml of seawater. The action level at which warnings must issued is 130. The 2,000 result is very strongly positive but positive for what? We do not know, and there is no way to find out what happened on Nov. 8 that resulted in the high value.