News Releases

See current news releases and media advisories from the Board of Water Supply.

  • Moiliili Water System Improvement Project

    Board of Water Supply contractor RMY Construction, Inc., is working to install approximately 3,760 feet of 8-inch water mains and 380 feet of 4-inch and 6-inch water mains in Moiliili.

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  • How to Create a Xeric Butterfly Garden Workshop

    Butterflies and xeric plants are important partners in garden and landscape sustainability. An informative workshop offered by the Board of Water Supply (BWS) and Friends of Halawa Xeriscape Garden (FOHXG) instructs participants on how to identify and use unthirsty plants to attract butterflies and why their symbiotic relationship can benefit a garden or landscape’s sustainability.

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  • BWS & City Mill Kick Off Detect-A-Leak Week

    The Honolulu Board of Water Supply (BWS), in partnership with City Mill Company, Ltd., are launching Detect-A-Leak Week from March 18-24, 2019, to encourage all Oahu residents to check for property leaks.

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  • BWS Statement on ASCE-Hawaii Infrastructure Report Card

    The Honolulu Board of Water Supply (BWS), the largest water utility in the state of Hawaii, actively seeks ways to improve the department’s operations and address our infrastructure needs to provide safe, dependable, and affordable drinking water to Oahu residents now and in the future.

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  • Free Xeric Seed of the Month of March 2019

    The month of March features a Song of India cutting for the complimentary Xeric Seed of the Month at the Halawa Xeriscape Garden.

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  • Water System Improvement Project in Kaneohe to Begin on March 6, 2019

    On March 6, 2019, Board of Water Supply (BWS) contractor MEI Corporation, is scheduled to begin a project to install approximately 2,600 feet of 12-inch and 8-inch water mains along Hui Ulili Street from Hui Kelu Street to Hui Io Street in Kahaluu.

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  • Creating Cactus Art (A Paint in the Garden Workshop)

    The third of our “Paint in the Garden,” Series this workshop season, is a fun-filled, NO PAINTING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED workshop! All participants receive step by step instructions from start to finish to create their very own cactus.

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  • Xeric: Beyond Succulents Workshop

    Learn the basics of growing and caring for xeric plants other than succulents. An informational workshop offered by the Board of Water Supply (BWS) and Friends of Halawa Xeriscape Garden (FOHXG) and FOHXG Nursery Lead and Certified Master Gardener Lynne Berry Westlake present Xeric: Beyond Succulents.

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  • Recycled Drawer Garden Nook Workshop

    Create a personalized and functional garden nook from a recycled wooden drawer! Fill your garden nook with drought tolerant plants that will not need frequent watering once established.

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  • How to Make & Use Bokashi Compost Workshop

    A hands-on workshop offered by the Board of Water Supply (BWS), the Friends of Halawa Xeriscape Garden (FOHXG), Jan Nadamoto will teach you how to make your own Bokashi mix and produce compost in a manageable space without smell, bugs, or heat.

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  • Free Xeric Seed of the Month of February 2019

    The month of February features a Hearts and Flowers cutting for the complimentary Xeric Seed of the Month at the Halawa Xeriscape Garden.

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  • Create Your Own Xeric Critter Planter Workshop

    Create custom made critter planters! A hands-on workshop offered by the Board of Water Supply (BWS) and Friends of Halawa Xeriscape Garden (FOHXG) will show you how to create a xeric critter planter out of a recycled 2-liter bottle.

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  • Rain Barrel Water Catchment Workshop

    An informational workshop offered by the Board of Water Supply (BWS) and Friends of Halawa Xeriscape Garden (FOHXG) explains how collecting rain water reduces the amount of drinking water used for irrigating landscapes. Participants will learn about rain barrel catchment systems, important construction points, installation, and effective maintenance techniques.

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  • Painting Bird of Paradise (A Paint in the Garden Workshop)

    The second of our “Paint in the Garden,” Series, this season is a fun-filled, NO PAINTING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED workshop! This workshop is inspired by one of Hawaii’s favorite flowers, the Bird of Paradise.

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  • Annual Poster and Poetry Contests Challenge Students to Do Your Part Be Water Smart

    The Board of Water Supply (BWS) is seeking entries for its 2019 Water Conservation Week Poster and Poetry Contests. These annual contests are a cornerstone of the water agency’s conservation outreach programs to educate Oahu students about the island’s groundwater resources and the importance of protecting and preserving those resources for today and the future. The deadline for both contests is Wednesday, February 28, 2019.

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  • Free Xeric Seed of the Month of January 2019

    For the month of January, visitors to Halawa Xeriscape Garden will receive a complimentary starter slip of the Night Blooming Cereus - Dragon Fruit or Strawberry Pear.

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  • Da Bug Doctor (Green Pest Control) Workshop

    Sponsored by the Board of Water Supply (BWS) and Friends of Halawa Xeriscape Garden (FOHXG). We are excited to present a workshop that deters bugs using everyday household supplies!

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