News & Updates
The Board of Water Supply (BWS) mission is to provide safe, dependable and affordable water now and into the future, Ka Wai Ola—Water for Life. The WaterSmart program is an initiative that would help to ensure a sustainable water supply by promoting water conservation, a key objective in the BWS Water Master Plan.
In the last year, the BWS participated in a pilot program for WaterSmart, giving about 38,000 Oahu customers in Mililani, Kapolei, Waipahu, Kailua, Aina Haina/Waialae, and Hawaii Kai the opportunity to learn how their water use compares with similar neighboring households through a pilot program called WaterSmart. The project was co-funded by Energy Excelerator, a Hawaii-based accelerator program customized for energy and water startups.
Now that the pilot is complete, BWS is currently working to expand the WaterSmart program so that all BWS customers have online access to their water use to have a better understanding of their water use and higher satisfaction with their water utility. Currently, WaterSmart is a service available in more than 50 cities across the country.