Public Hearing

The Board of Water Supply held a Public Hearing at 2:00 PM on Monday, November 28, 2022, to consider the BWS Water Shortage Response and Recovery Plan. Watch the recording on BWS Live.


Water Shortage Response and Recovery Plan Draft


The Water Shortage Response and Recovery Plan Draft will provide the Honolulu Board of Water Supply with strategic and tactical steps to assess the need to declare a water shortage and manage water demands related to a water shortage condition.

A water shortage condition exists when water supply is not available to meet existing and/or future max day water demands due to degradation of water quality or extended drought or disruptions to water system delivery infrastructure.

This plan provides recommended triggers, procedures and implementation actions to respond to a water shortage condition. The actual order in which response procedures are implemented during any specific water shortage will be at BWS’s discretion to most effectively respond to the situation.

The objectives of the water shortage procedures are to reduce potable water use, prevent water service disruptions, low water pressures and groundwater quality degradation from overdraft.


Questions or Comments? 
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- Call: (808) 748-5319

Posted: 11/01/2022