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Protect Oahu's Sole Source Aquifer at Red Hill


The Board of Water Supply remains steadfast in our commitment to providing safe, dependable and affordable water for Oahu's needs today and in the future. This includes taking a strong stance when protecting our groundwater aquifers. And, the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility -- whose 20 underground fuel tanks are located above Oahu's sole source aquifer -- continues to be a cause of concern.

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The underground storage tanks (USTs) at Red Hill were built by the military in the 1940s and have a history of fuel leaks. The aquifer helps to provide water for nearly 25 percent of Oahu residents, from Moanalua to Hawaii Kai, as well as those living on base housing connected to the Navy's water sytem. Since the U.S. Navy reported a leak of 27,000 gallons of jet fuel from Tank #5 at the Red Hill in January 2014, BWS has continued to stand firm in its recommendations that the underground tanks either be double-lined or be relocated away from the aquifer.



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RED HILL PROJECT COORDINATORS

Contact the Red Hill project coordinators at the regulating agencies involved with the AOC:

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Solid & Hazardous Waste Branch

Call: (808) 586-4226
Email: roxanne.kwan@doh.hawaii.gov
Online: http://health.hawaii.gov/shwb/ust-red-hill-project-main/
Task Force: https://health.hawaii.gov/ust/ust-home-test/ust-red-hill-project-main/red-hill-task-force-meeting/

UNITED STATES EPA, REGION 9
Call: (808) 541-2723
Email: carvalho.gabriela@epa.gov
Online: https://www.epa.gov/red-hill

LEARN ABOUT UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS (UST)
- Department of Health: UST Regulations
- United States EPA: About USTs
- United States EPA: Revised UST Regulations

YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS

Contact your elected officials about their efforts to protect our natural resources:

HAWAII CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION
​U.S. Rep. Ed Case
Hawaii's 1st District

HI: (808) 650-6688
DC: (202) 225-2726
Online: https://case.house.gov/contact

U.S. Rep. Kaialiʻi (Kai) Kahele
Hawaii's 2nd District
HI: (808) 746-6220
DC: (202) 225-4906
Online: https://kahele.house.gov/

U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono
HI: (808) 522-8970
DC: (202) 224-6361
Online: https://www.hirono.senate.gov

U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz
HI: (808) 523-2061
DC: (202) 224-3934
Online: https://www.schatz.senate.gov
 

STATE OF HAWAII OFFICIALS
Governor David Ige

Call: (808) 586-0034
Online: Governor's Website

Lt. Governor Josh Green
Call: (808) 586-0255
Online: Lt. Governor's Website

State Legislature
Search: State Representatives
Search: State Senators

CITY & COUNTY OF HONOLULU OFFICIALS
Online: Honolulu Mayor's Website
Search: City Council Members


BOARD OF WATER SUPPLY

BWS participates in the Red Hill Administrative Order on Consent (AOC) as a Subject Matter Expert. Want to know what BWS is doing regarding the AOC or have a question? Contact us:

Honolulu Board of Water Supply
630 South Beretania Street
Honolulu HI 96843
Call: (808) 748-5041
Email: contactus@hbws.org
Online: https://www.boardofwatersupply.com/redhill



Updated: 02/11/2022