Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility

In January 2014, the U.S. Navy reported a 27,000 gallon leak of jet fuel from Tank 5 at its Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility. The Navy owns twenty fuel tanks in the Red Hill area, each able to contain up to 12.5 million gallons of fuel. These tanks are located 100 feet above the groundwater aquifer. 100 feet is the height of the State Capitol. This aquifer is also the same one that BWS uses to provide water to residents from Moanalua to Hawaii Kai.

The BWS regularly posts updates online about the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility and has made available a searchable online repository of several hundred documents pertaining to leaks at the facility, including inspection reports, groundwater monitoring reports. 

If you have questions or comments about Red Hill, contact the BWS Communications Office by phone at (808) 748-5041 or by email at

Featured Video: Senate Fuel Tank Advisory Committee Meeting

The State of Hawaii Senate Fuel Tank Advisory Committee held a public meeting on Thursday, November 1. The BWS shared a livestream of the meeting on Facebook. A recording of that livestream is available below:

Get Involved

Help to keep our groundwater aquifers and environment safe now and into the future by contacting your elected officials and the Red Hill project coordinators:

Your Elected Officials
U.S. Rep. Ed Case
Hawaii's 1st District
HI: (808) 650-6688
DC: (202) 225-2726
U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard
Hawaii's 2nd District
HI: (808) 541-1986
DC: (202) 225-4906
U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono
HI: (808) 522-8970
DC: (202) 224-6361
U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz
HI: (808) 523-2061
DC: (202) 224-3934
Red Hill Project Coordinators
Roxanne Kwan
Department of Health
(808) 586-4226
Omer Shalev
U.S. EPA Region 9
(415) 947-3538
Mark Manfredi
(808) 473-4148

Updated: 01/03/19