News & Updates
The Board of Water Supply (BWS) remains steadfast in our commitment to providing safe, dependable and affordable water for Oahu's needs today and in the future. This includes taking a strong stance when protecting our groundwater aquifers.
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. This underground storage tank (UST) – along with 19 others like it in the Red Hill area – is able to contain up to 12.5 million gallons of fuel for the U.S. Navy. These tanks are located 100 feet above the groundwater aquifer, which the BWS uses to provide water to residents from Moanalua to Hawaii Kai.
To protect the aquifer's long-term ability to provide safe drinking water, the BWS urges the Navy, EPA, and Hawaii DOH to:
The Board of Water Supply posts news and updates on its website, including updates from public meetings to materials such as the Administrative Order on Consent (AOC) and Scope of Work (SOW). Also available for the public is a searchable online repository of several hundred documents regarding leaks at the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility.
Help the BWS to keep our drinking water safe by staying informed and doing your part to keep this issue top of mind.
Contact the BWS Communications Office by phone at (808) 748-5041 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact the project coordinators at the Hawaii DOH, EPA, and U.S. Navy.