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Green Lawns And Pools: Honolulu’s Biggest Water Users Struggle To Conserve Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Green Lawns And Pools: Honolulu’s Biggest Water Users Struggle To Conserve

Despite calls to use 10% less water, the Honolulu Board of Water Supply says it hasn’t seen a significant drop in usage.

‘We Cannot Afford To Be Careless’: Lahaina Residents Want More Water Oversight Marina Riker/Civil Beat/2022

‘We Cannot Afford To Be Careless’: Lahaina Residents Want More Water Oversight

Locals are asking state regulators to do more to protect the supply of water for future generations.

State Orders Water To Flow Once Again In Five Molokai Streams Courtesy: DLNR

State Orders Water To Flow Once Again In Five Molokai Streams

Residents praised a decision last week by the state water board, but say much work remains to be done to restore ecosystems.

‘Ration Your Water’: A Plantation-Era Water System On Maui is Maxed Out Marina Riker/Civil Beat/2022

‘Ration Your Water’: A Plantation-Era Water System On Maui is Maxed Out

Families who rely on a Maui stream as their only source of running water found their supply suddenly dry.

Saving Kauai’s Kalihiwai Reservoir Is An Expensive Problem Courtesy: DLNR

Saving Kauai’s Kalihiwai Reservoir Is An Expensive Problem

In a last-ditch effort, some farmers and wildlife enthusiasts are trying to raise funds to save this relic of the plantation era.

Hawaii’s Weird Winter: Deluge, Drought, Fewer Rainbows But Plenty Of Green Flashes John Hill/Civil Beat/2022

Hawaii’s Weird Winter: Deluge, Drought, Fewer Rainbows But Plenty Of Green Flashes

La Nina is supposed to bring copious rain to Hawaii, but not so far this year, with implications for ranchers and water customers.

The Navy Water Crisis Could Halt New Construction On Oahu Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

The Navy Water Crisis Could Halt New Construction On Oahu

If the water system can’t take on new users, it would be “catastrophic,” a construction industry lobbyist said.

‘Ration Your Water’: A Plantation-Era Water System On Maui is Maxed Out Marina Riker/Civil Beat/2022

‘Ration Your Water’: A Plantation-Era Water System On Maui is Maxed Out

Families who rely on a Maui stream as their only source of running water found their supply suddenly dry.

Saving Kauai’s Kalihiwai Reservoir Is An Expensive Problem Courtesy: DLNR

Saving Kauai’s Kalihiwai Reservoir Is An Expensive Problem

In a last-ditch effort, some farmers and wildlife enthusiasts are trying to raise funds to save this relic of the plantation era.

Hawaii’s Weird Winter: Deluge, Drought, Fewer Rainbows But Plenty Of Green Flashes John Hill/Civil Beat/2022

Hawaii’s Weird Winter: Deluge, Drought, Fewer Rainbows But Plenty Of Green Flashes

La Nina is supposed to bring copious rain to Hawaii, but not so far this year, with implications for ranchers and water customers.

The Navy Water Crisis Could Halt New Construction On Oahu Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

The Navy Water Crisis Could Halt New Construction On Oahu

If the water system can’t take on new users, it would be “catastrophic,” a construction industry lobbyist said.