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News & Updates

Review news and other updates related to the ongoing situation at Red Hill and its impact on Oahu's precious water resources.


  • BWS Recovery of Red Hill-Related Costs

    With the two year anniversary of the environmental disaster caused by fuel releases from the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility approaching the Honolulu Board of Water Supply (BWS) has filed a $1.2 billion claim with the U.S. Navy under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) to recover costs associated with responding to the Red Hill drinking water contamination crisis.

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  • Recommended for You...

    Review a compilation of recommending reading, official news releases, and videos of community meetings shared by the Board of Water Supply regarding the ongoing situation at Red Hill and its impact on Oahu's precious water resources.

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  • Google News Feed

    Check out recent headlines for Red Hill water updates with this Google news feed.

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  • BWS Drinking Water Well Test Results

    See the Board of Water Supply test results of drinking water shafts and wells in proximity of the Navy's Red Hill Shaft.

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  • BWS Weekly Pumpage

    Every Friday, the Board of Water Supply will post the weekly pumpage charts for island, Honolulu and Aiea Halawa.

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  • BWS Monitoring Well Test Results

    See the Board of Water Supply test results of monitoring wells in proximity of the Navy's Red Hill Shaft.

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  • Navy News & Updates

    The following announcements, materials and links are provided by the Navy's Joint Task Force-Red Hill. The BWS is sharing in the interest of transparency and does not constitute support or approval. For a full list of Navy updates, please go to https://www.pacom.mil/jtf-red-hill.

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  • AFFF and PFAS

    Review letters and documents from the Board of Water Supply, Environmental Protection Agency, and Department of Health regarding Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) and Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS).

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  • Protect Oahu's Sole Source Aquifer at Red Hill

    Find links to contact the Red Hill project coordinators and elected officials, document repository, and to tell BWS what you think about Red Hill by taking our survey and join our Waiwai email list.

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  • EPA Public Hearing

    Oahu residents are urged to attend the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) public hearing on January 18 and 19, 2023. The EPA is proposing to issue an administrative Consent Order requiring the United States Navy and the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) to take steps to defuel and close the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility.

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  • Red Hill 2015 AOC Updates

    See updates from the Board of Water Supply regarding the 2015 Red Hill Administrative Order on Consent (AOC).

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  • WaterWisdom Wednesdays

    Water Wisdom Wednesdays aired on Hawai‘i News Now (KGMB and K5) from February 2023 through September 2023. Sponsored by the Board of Water Supply, the weekly segments provided an opportunity to learn about operational initiatives the BWS is undertaking in response to the Red Hill water contamination crisis and to gain more insights into the agency's ongoing efforts to protect Oahu's water sources and the cultural importance of water from community leaders who share our concerns about aquifers.

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