News Releases

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


  • Board of Water Supply Will No Longer Accept Appointments

    In accordance with the City shutting down the Satellite City Halls to all traffic including appointments, the Board of Water Supply will be doing the same starting today until further notice.

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  • Honolulu Board of Water Supply's Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

    As information regarding coronavirus continues to evolve, we want to inform the community that the Board of Water Supply (BWS) is taking every precaution to ensure that we provide safe, dependable and affordable water service for Oahu.

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  • Honolulu Board of Water Supply Sells Bonds at Record Low Interest Rates

    On Wednesday, March 11, the Board of Water Supply (BWS) successfully sold $106.635 million of Water System Revenue Bonds.  Proceeds from the bonds will be used to finance new projects, conduct repair and maintenance of the water system, and refinance outstanding debt.

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  • BWS & Hardware Hawaii Kick Off Detect-A-Leak Week Campaign

    The Honolulu Board of Water Supply (BWS), in partnership with Hardware Hawaii, is launching Detect-A-Leak Week from March 16-22, 2020, to encourage all Oahu residents to check for property leaks.

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  • Xeric Seed of the Month

    The month of March features the Yellow African Iris cutting at the Halawa Xeriscape Garden.

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  • Painting Dragonfly

    The third of our “Paint in the Garden” series, this season is a fun-filled, NO PAINTING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED workshop! Participants will receive step by step instructions from start to finish while learning how the Dragonfly are beneficial to have in your garden. This exciting, hands-on workshop is offered by the Board of Water Supply (BWS), Friends of Halawa Xeriscape Garden (FOHXG) and Erika Brown, member of FOHXG.

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  • Waiau Water System Improvements Project

    Integrated Construction, Inc., the Board of Water Supply’s (BWS) contractor for the Waiau Water System Improvements project is scheduled to begin work on March 13. The installation of new water mains will improve water service reliability for customers in the area.

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  • Notice of Potential Financing

    The Honolulu Board of Water Supply expects to issue tax-exempt and taxable Water System Revenue Bonds (the “Bonds”) to finance approximately $134.2 million for new money purposes and to potentially advance refund outstanding Water System Revenue Bonds.

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  • 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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