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For Immediate Release
May 14, 2020

Board of Water Supply Updates to COVID-19 Policies

HONOLULU – The Board of Water Supply (BWS) would like to share the following information with the community:

“We greatly appreciate the patience and kokua of our community as we update our policies and information.”, stated Manager and Chief Engineer, Ernest Lau. We encourage the public to go to our website: to access the most current information on BWS and our response to COVID-19.”

For more information, please call Kathleen Pahinui at (808) 748-5319.

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.”  For more information, visit, follow @BWSHonolulu or like the BWS’s Facebook page at



Kathleen Elliott-Pahinui
Information Officer
Honolulu Board of Water Supply
Phone: (808) 748-5319