Whether you drink right out of the tap or spend hundreds of dollars a year on bottled drinking water, chances are you’ve wondered if your home has good or bad water.
Compared to many places in the country, Hawaii does have really good water. An analysis of Environmental Protection Agency data shows water systems in Hawaii rarely violate federal standards, and the bulk of the violations are for failing to meet reporting requirements, not for exceeding legal contaminant levels.
But those federal contaminant levels haven’t been updated in almost half a century. And in Hawaii, nitrates, hexavalent chromium, arsenic and other contaminants have been found in quantities that exceed health guidelines.
If you’re concerned about the safety of your tap water, or just curious about what’s in your pipes, fill out the form below. Our goal is to reach as many residents as possible so please share with family and friends on other islands.
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