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For Immediate Release
March 14, 2018

BWS To Host Community Meetings for Metro-Honolulu Water-Use Plan

This month, the Board of Water Supply will be hosting three community meetings to discuss its Primary Urban Center Watershed Management Plan

HONOLULU – The Honolulu Board of Water Supply (BWS) will be hosting several community meetings to discuss and to seek public input on its Primary Urban Center Watershed Management Plan (PUC WMP). The community is invited to engage conversation on current water use trends throughout urban Honolulu, and discuss projected future uses of water in the year 2040 and beyond. 

The Community Meetings will be held at various venues across the PUC district:

  • Tuesday, March 20, 2018
    Aiea Elementary School
    99-370 Moanalua Road
  • Thursday, March 22, 2018
    Ala Wai Elementary School
    503 Kamoku Street
  • Tuesday, March 27, 2018
    Kapalama Elementary School
    1601 North School Street

All meetings are from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria. The meetings will include a formal presentation with public comments and questions to follow.

BWS Watershed Management Plans are designed to investigate existing water demand and supply, project future water demands, and identify water supply options to meet those future demands. These plans also identify critical watersheds and develop watershed protection strategies to maintain the quality, quantity, and sustainability of Oahu’s water. The PUC WMP is one of eight district-wide WMPs. Plans for Waianae, Koolau Loa, Koolau Poko, and the North Shore have been completed, while plans for Ewa, Central Oahu are ongoing with the plan for East Honolulu in the planning stages. For more information, visit

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 about the BWS, 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