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

February 2018 Updates

Red Hill Administrative Order on Consent

FEBRUARY 21, 2018 – The BWS recently offered comments to the EPA and Hawaii DOH on the following topics related to the Administrative Order on Consent (AOC) Statement of Work (SOW):

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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. Colleen Hanabusa
Hawaii's 1st District
(808) 541-2570
(202) 225-2726
U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard
Hawaii's 2nd District
(808) 541-1986
(202) 225-4906
U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono
(808) 522-8970
(202) 224-6361
U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz
(808) 523-2061
(202) 224-3934
Red Hill Project Coordinators
Steven Y.K. Chang
Department of Health
(808) 586-4426
Bob Pallarino
U.S. EPA Region 9
(415) 947-4128
Mark Manfredi
(808) 473-4148