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For Immediate Release
January 19, 2018

Public Can Now View Monthly BWS Board Meetings

Water Agency Airs Proceedings on Agency’s Website and Olelo Cable TV to Foster Openness and Transparency

HONOLULU – The Board of Water Supply (BWS) is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors meetings are now available for public viewing on its website at and on Olelo Television Ch. 49.

“We are excited to record our monthly Board of Directors meetings so Oahu water users can now view them,” said BWS Manager and Chief Engineer Ernest Lau. “Our meetings have always been open to the public; however, most people cannot attend because the meetings take place during regular business hours.  This is another important achievement in the BWS’s continuing efforts to promote transparency of our decision-making processes.”

A seven-member board presides over the semi-autonomous City water agency and sets its policies through these monthly meetings. Five at-large members are appointed by the Mayor and approved by City Council. Two members are ex-officio.

The public can view the list of Olelo airdates for the BWS Board meetings – starting with the November 27, 2017, meeting – on the BWS’s website at

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



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