News & Updates
At the Honolulu Board of Water Supply (BWS), each employee is essential to the life of the department and the community we serve. The professions that sustain us are as diverse as our employees, and offer exciting and rewarding challenges for your career now and into the future.
We plan, design, and oversee the construction of all improvements to our municipal water system. We are in the thick of things—designing, working with contractors, and managing the projects to their end.
Keeping everyone informed is what we do. Our specialists play an essential role in educating residents about our water system, conservation and water-saving techniques, and the role each of us have in preserving and protecting our water resources.
We help customers with everything they'll need for world-class water service. We strive to provide superior service from starting a new account, investigating a high water bill or service issue, and addressing other needs.
We maintain all of the waterworks facilities, valves, and fire hydrants on Oahu's municipal water system. We're committed to keeping our intricate water systems in good condition to ensure our customers have water service.
BWS is a City department that generates its own operating revenue. We are charged with providing timely and accurate fiscal information so that our business leaders can make the best business decisions possible.
Our office ensures we have the employees to keep the water flowing by recruiting the right people, and making sure they have the benefits, training, and career development to create a life career in water delivery.
We take pride in our innovative systems – including our state-of-the-art centralized water system control and monitoring systems, call center and security systems, and our mobile field computing, GIS mapping and spatial analysis systems.
With a myriad of environmental regulations to comply with in order to bring pure water to our communities, our chemists, microbiologists, and lab technicians work hard to ensure that Oahu's drinking water is the best in the world.
Our engineers take "Water for Life" to heart by implementing environmentally sound strategies – conservation, potable groundwater replenishment, and recycled water programs – to ensure we have adequate water now and in the future.
BWS engineers, technicians and mechanics maintain a 24-hour watch over the water system, from pumping and treatment plants to telemetry and communications system, to ensure its security and proper pumping of water for the island.