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Water Resources and Watershed Management Initiatives

Check this page for updates regarding key watershed-related initiatives by the Board of Water Supply.

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Water Master Plan | Oahu Watershed Management Plans

November 24, 2023

Seawater Desalination

The Honolulu Board of Water Supply and Kalaeloa Desalco LLC is planning to build an innovative desalination water facility in Campbell Industrial Park that will produce 1.7 million gallons of fresh water daily. Known as the Kalaeloa Seawater Desalination Facility, the plant will be a new source of fresh water to support the needs of Campbell Industrial Park.

Jul 20, 2023

Stakeholder Advisory Group

Created in April 2015, the Stakeholder Advisory Group for the Board of Water Supply provides important community feedback on the BWS Water Master Plan, proposed rate study and other important initiatives. The Stakeholder Advisory Group currently meets quarterly. Meetings are open to the public. Meeting schedule and materials are posted online.

Feb 22, 2023

Watershed Studies

Get more information about watershed studies conducted by the BWS.

Nov 28, 2022

Water Shortage Response and Recovery Plan

The final draft of the Water Shortage Response and Recovery Plan was approved by the BWS Board of Directors on Monday, November 28, 2022.

Aug 02, 2022

Watershed Partnerships & Studies

One of the ways the BWS is protecting Oahu's watershed areas is by entering into partnerships with local and federal agencies, private landowners, schools, and community groups that protect and enhance our watersheds through resource management. Watershed partnerships come in all shapes and forms ranging from studies to Memorandum of Understandings (MOU) to actual on the ground projects.

Jan 19, 2022

Protecting Wai for Wai‘anae

Learn more about the BWS's effort to request that the State Commission on Water Resource Management designate the Wai‘anae Aquifer Sector Area as a Ground Water Management Area equal to the same level as the rest of Oahu aquifers.

May 04, 2021

Climate Change

Learn about various climate change studies associated with the Board of Water Supply.

Mar 17, 2021

Water Recycling

Recycled water helps meet our island's water needs. The BWS is working to maximize our precious water resources and ensure that Oahu's residents have the water resources they need through its Water Recycling Program. Prior to the program, treated wastewater was disposed of into the ocean. Also, learn more about the Honouliuli Water Recycling Facility in Ewa.