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Despite Sewer Work, Storms Still Cause Spills

Despite Sewer Work, Storms Still Cause Spills

Honolulu Hale touts progress, but enviros want perfection.
Honolulu Council May Try To Take Over Water Board

Honolulu Council May Try To Take Over Water Board

Rising water rates are spurring a move to amend city Charter.
Lab Results: Landfill Water Exceeded Legal Levels for Just One Chemical —  Iron

Lab Results: Landfill Water Exceeded Legal Levels for Just One Chemical — Iron

Tests from January storm show iron levels at nine times legal limit.
Honolulu to State: There’s No Rail Money for You Flickr.com

Honolulu to State: There’s No Rail Money for You

Transit chief tells City Council that there's no cash "sitting around."

Discussion: Honolulu Sewage Settlement

Honolulu has agreed to upgrade its sewer system to the tune of more than $1 billion after years of neglect.

City Council Approves Massive Sewage Settlement

The city is one step closer to finalizing a landmark settlement with a group of state and federal environmental agencies and nonprofits, ending years of litigation. The pricetag: More than $1 billion.
UPDATE: Sewage Spill Contaminates Palolo Stream to Magic Island

UPDATE: Sewage Spill Contaminates Palolo Stream to Magic Island

Warning signs have been posted along Palolo Stream, the Ala Wai Canal and Magic Island after a 1,200-gallon wastewater spill.
UPDATE: Would you throw out trash if you had to pay by the bag?

UPDATE: Would you throw out trash if you had to pay by the bag?

In some communities, pay-as-you-throw programs charge residents a variable rate depending on how much they throw away.

UPDATE: The Trash Pile Isn’t Moving

More than 20,000 tons of trash still needs to be shipped to the mainland and there's no indication of when it will be removed.
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