News Releases

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


  • Xeric Critters 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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  • Mālama ʻĀina at Halawa Xeriscape Garden

    We all play a role in taking care of our natural resources, including our beautiful watersheds and precious water resources. If you have ever wanted to learn about Xeriscape and how to conserve water outdoors, the Honolulu Board of Water Supply and the FOHXG are hosting Mālama ʻĀina at Halawa Xersicape Garden. Everyone from kids to adults are invited to get their hands dirty while also learning how to conserve our precious water resource through Xeriscape.

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  • Introduction to Native Hawaiian Plants Workshop

    Gain an introduction to native Hawaiian plants and learn how to incorporate them into your living space. Learn why these plants are special and how you can use less water by incorporating them into your homes, gardens and lawns. This workshop is offered by the Board of Water Supply (BWS) and Friends of Hālawa Xeriscape Garden (FOHXG).

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  • Painting Plumeria Workshop

    The second of our “Paint in the Garden,” Series for this new workshop schedule is a fun-filled, NO PAINTING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED workshop! Participants will receive step-by-step instructions from start to finish. As they complete their masterpiece they will learn about the care and unique characteristics of the Plumeria.

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  • How to Make and Use Bokashi Compost Workshop

    A hands-on workshop offered by the Board of Water Supply (BWS), 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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  • 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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  • Final Environmental Impact Statement for Haiku Stairs

    The Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) that will determine the future of Haiku Stairs has been published in the January 23, 2020, Environmental Notice by the Office of Environmental Quality Control.

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  • Advanced Aquaponics Workshop

    The Board of Water Supply (BWS) and the Friends of Halawa Xeriscape Garden (FOHXG) are pleased to offer an “Advanced Aquaponics” workshop.

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  • Rock Your Garden Workshop

    Discover why using scientific names for our plants is important. Make it fun to use those names and create permanent rock labels you can place by your plants.

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  • BWS to Conduct Change-Out of Automated Meter Reading Transponder Units

    A Board of Water Supply (BWS) contractor, Royal Contracting Company, will be conducting a change-out of its automated meter reading (AMR) meter transponder units in its meter boxes over the next year, beginning this month.  The BWS will be replacing approximately 80,000 of these units in various locations throughout Oahu at a cost of about $5 million.

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  • Xeric Seed of the Month

    The month of January features a Ti Plant cutting. Ti plants can be used in outdoor landscapes as an accent hedge, screen, and foundation or background planting. Its color variations of red leaves, green and variegated can add an exciting color to your landscape. Ti plants also makes an excellent container plant on a deck or lanai.

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