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Water in Hawaii

‘Pipe Whisperers’ Hear The Rustle Of Running Water

‘Pipe Whisperers’ Hear The Rustle Of Running Water

High-tech teams save Honolulu water, time and money.
Water Commission Nominees Confirmed Amid Growing Outcry

Water Commission Nominees Confirmed Amid Growing Outcry

Senate moves ahead while governor looks down from gallery.
Secrecy Shrouds Selection of Water Commissioners

Secrecy Shrouds Selection of Water Commissioners

Nominating committee never interviewed candidates, only met once.
Doubting State, Honolulu Moves To Add Bag Fee

Doubting State, Honolulu Moves To Add Bag Fee

Stores would pay city 3 cents per plastic checkout bag.
Mayor Won’t Cancel Sewage Treatment Contract Courtesy Ron Slauson

Mayor Won’t Cancel Sewage Treatment Contract

Decision sets up redux of last year's biggest budget battle.
Governor’s Water Commission Choices Are Once Again Under Fire Civil Beat

Governor’s Water Commission Choices Are Once Again Under Fire

Fight continues over whether Abercrombie appointees are qualified.
Raw Sewage Still Flowing Into Local Waterways Despite Legal Agreement

Raw Sewage Still Flowing Into Local Waterways Despite Legal Agreement

Clean Water Act violations expected to continue especially during heavy rains.
Despite Sewer Work, Storms Still Cause Spills

Despite Sewer Work, Storms Still Cause Spills

Honolulu Hale touts progress, but enviros want perfection.
Water Board’s Beretania Land To Be Developed

Water Board’s Beretania Land To Be Developed

Queen's Hospital wants prime Honolulu parcel for parking.