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For Immediate Release
January 27, 2022

Board of Water Supply Assures Waiawa and Pearl City Residents on Safety of their Water

HONOLULU –  The Board of Water Supply (BWS) wishes to assure its customers that water in the Waiawa and Pearl City communities is safe to drink and has no detection of petroleum.

This statement is in response to concerns received at the agency after the Navy released that they had found a petroleum compound at 650 parts per billion in samples taken from drinking water at a Pearl City Peninsula home. The homes in the Pearl City Peninsula area are served by the Navy’s water system. For residents that live nearby, if you receive a bill from the BWS, you are on our water system and the water is safe to use and consume.

For more information, please call (808) 748-5041 or send an email to

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