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For Immediate Release
May 7, 2018

May 6-12 Proclaimed as Water Conservation Week on Oahu

Mayor Kirk Caldwell recognizes key supporters of long-standing BWS program

HONOLULU – Key sponsors of the Board of Water Supply’s (BWS) Water Conservation Week Program joined Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell for a proclamation ceremony at Honolulu Hale on May 4 as he declared May 6 to 12, 2018, to be Water Conservation Week on Oahu.

water conservation week proclamationThe ceremony recognized principal sponsors of the 2017 Water Conservation Week Program, which promotes the importance of using water efficiently through an annual poster and poetry contest open to Oahu youths in grades Kindergarten through 12. Attending today’s event were representatives from Sodexo; the Friends of the Halawa Xeriscape Garden; Hard Rock Café; and Board of Water Supply/Hawaiian Telcom Federal Credit Union.

“These organizations are generously contributing to a program that inspires our keiki to appreciate and care for our valuable water resources,” said Mayor Caldwell. “This helps ensure the long-term viability of our water supply that sustains our residents and vibrant economy.”

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“We are honored that these major and other sponsors continue to help us carry out this well-established outreach program every year,” said BWS Manager and Chief Engineer Ernest Lau. “Together, the BWS and these caring members of our community are encouraging Oahu’s young water users to preserve and protect our precious groundwater now and into the future.”

Winning and honorable-mention entries from the contest will be featured in the 2018 Water Conservation Calendar that will be distributed to all Oahu schools and elected officials, as well as to the general public, at the end of this year.  They will also be on display at various locations throughout the year.  For more information about the BWS’s Water Conservation Week Contests, please 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, visit


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