Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility

In January 2014, the U.S. Navy reported a 27,000 gallon leak of jet fuel from Tank 5 at its Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility. The Navy owns twenty fuel tanks in the Red Hill area, each able to contain up to 12.5 million gallons of fuel. These tanks are located 100 feet above the groundwater aquifer. 100 feet is the height of the State Capitol. This aquifer is also the same one that BWS uses to provide water to residents from Moanalua to Hawaii Kai.

The BWS regularly posts updates online about the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility and has made available a searchable online repository of several hundred documents pertaining to leaks at the facility, including inspection reports, groundwater monitoring reports. 

If you have questions or comments about Red Hill, contact the BWS Communications Office by phone at (808) 748-5041 or by email at contactus@hbws.org.


March 2019 Update


City & County of Honolulu City Council Meeting

March 8, 2019 – The City & County of Honolulu City Council heard final public testimony, and ultimately approved the adoption of Committee Report 57 and Resolution 18-266, CD1 as amended, which urges the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Hawaii State Department of Health to reject the approval of a single wall tank upgrade alternative option for the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility and to reject the conclusions presented in the Groundwater Protection and Evaluation Considerations for the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility Report dated July 27, 2018.

  • Watch the March 8, 2019 meeting on demand via Honolulu City Council TV,
  • Use the video player below to watch the BWS recording of the meeting (25:40).

Destructive Analysis of 10 Steel Coupons Removed from Red Hill Fuel Storage Tank #14

March 8, 2019 – The Honolulu Board of Water Supply submitted comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the State Department of Health (DOH) regarding the IMR Test Labs Report regarding the Destructive Analysis of 10 Steel Coupons Removed from Red Hill Fuel Storage Tank #14.

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February 2019 Update


City Council Committee on Public Infrastructure, Technology and Sustainability

February 26 and February 27, 2019 – The Honolulu City Council's Committee on Public Infrastructure, Technology and Sustainability concluded the briefings and public testimony on Resolution 18-266, which urges the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Hawaii State Department of Health to reject the approval of a single wall tank upgrade alternative option for the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility and to reject the conclusions presented in the Groundwater Protection and Evaluation Considerations for the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility Report dated July 27, 2018.

City Council Committee on Public Infrastructure, Technology and Sustainability

February 6, 2019 – The U.S. Navy briefed the Honolulu City Council's Committee on Public Infrastructure, Technology and Sustainability on their updates regarding the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility and the Administrative Order on Consent (AOC). This briefing and public testimony were conducted as part of discussions on Resolution 18-266, which urges the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Hawaii State Department of Health to reject the approval of a single wall tank upgrade alternative option for the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility and to reject the conclusions presented in the Groundwater Protection and Evaluation Considerations for the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility Report dated July 27, 2018.

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January 2019 Update


BWS Board of Directors Meeting: Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility Update

January 28, 2019 – The BWS presented an update on the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility to the Board of Directors during its regular meeting on Monday, January 28, 2019.

City Council Committee on Public Infrastructure, Technology and Sustainability

January 23, 2019 – The Honolulu Board of Water Supply (BWS) provided an update regarding Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility and the Administrative Order on Consent (AOC) to the Honolulu City Council's Committee on Public Infrastructure, Technology and Sustainability. This briefing and public testimony were conducted as part of discussions on Resolution 18-266, which urges the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Hawaii State Department of Health to reject the approval of a single wall tank upgrade alternative option for the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility and to reject the conclusions presented in the Groundwater Protection and Evaluation Considerations for the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility Report dated July 27, 2018

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Get Involved

Help to keep our groundwater aquifers and environment safe now and into the future by contacting your elected officials and the Red Hill project coordinators:

Your Elected Officials
U.S. Rep. Ed Case
Hawaii's 1st District
HI: (808) 650-6688
DC: (202) 225-2726
U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard
Hawaii's 2nd District
HI: (808) 541-1986
DC: (202) 225-4906
U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono
HI: (808) 522-8970
DC: (202) 224-6361
U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz
HI: (808) 523-2061
DC: (202) 224-3934
Red Hill Project Coordinators
Roxanne Kwan
Department of Health
(808) 586-4226
roxanne.kwan@doh.hawaii.gov
Omer Shalev
U.S. EPA Region 9
(415) 947-3538
shalev.omer@epa.gov
Mark Manfredi
NAVFAC Hawaii
(808) 473-4148
mark.manfredi@navy.mil

Updated: 01/03/19

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