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For Immediate Release
January 21, 2020

Advanced Aquaponics

Halawa Xeriscape Garden Workshop


The Board of Water Supply (BWS) and the Friends of Halawa Xeriscape Garden (FOHXG) are pleased to offer an “Advanced Aquaponics” workshop.


economical aquaponicsSaturday, February 8, 2020
10:30 a.m. to noon


Halawa Xeriscape Garden
99-1268 Iwaena Street
Halawa Valley's Central Park Industrial Area


$5 for general public and Friends of Halawa membership “Friend” level
Free for supporting, corporate and lifetime memberships


Do you have an Aquaponic system that is not operating efficiently? Or has a previous failure discouraged you from starting a new system? Then the Advanced Aquaponics workshop is for you – the informative presentation will offer tips and tricks on making these water-saving systems flourish!

Led by staff members of the HappyPonics Farm, workshop participants will discover how to identify problems early on and acquire techniques to correct them. They will also learn about the role of healthy bacteria in your Aquaponics system, how to maintain water quality and clarity, and the importance of pH, ammonia, and nutrient levels.  Methods for determining the appropriate amount and types of fish for your system and how to maintain an optimal marine environment will also be discussed. 

This workshop is geared towards individuals who have an aquaponic system or have owned one in the past. Participants are invited to share their personal experiences and solutions in maintaining a healthy aquaponic system.


Advanced registration is required. Registration begins on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 and closes at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, February 7, 2020 or when all spaces are filled. Call (808) 748-5315 or email to register. For more information about xeriscaping or classes at the Halawa Xeriscape Garden, visit BWS security and workshop registration requires submittal of participants full name, home address, phone number, and email address where applicable.


A photo is attached for your consideration and use. The photo is courtesy of the Board of Water Supply.


Sheri Mikami
Community Relations Specialist
Honolulu Board of Water Supply
(808) 748-5315

About the Board of Water Supply

The Board of Water Supply (BWS), a semi-autonomous agency of the City and County of Honolulu, manages Oahu’s municipal water resources and distribution system. As the largest water utility in the State, the BWS serves approximately one million customers on Oahu. The BWS embraces its mission of "Water for Life – Ka Wai Ola" – to provide a safe, dependable, and affordable water supply, now and into the future. Uwē ka lani, ola ka honua – "When the heavens weep, the earth lives."