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Water in Hawaii

Fishermen Oppose Extra Protections for Hawaiian Monk Seals NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center

Fishermen Oppose Extra Protections for Hawaiian Monk Seals

Expanded conservation zone for the endangered species stirs controversy.
Hawaii Dumps 1,000s of Gallons of Water into Maxed-Out Sewage System

Hawaii Dumps 1,000s of Gallons of Water into Maxed-Out Sewage System

State workers' attack on algae in Capitol pool leads to wasted water.

Low Turnout for Honolulu Sewage Sludge Meeting

Officials update community on technical obstacles and contingency plans for wastewater treatment plant.
Even With Rate Increases, Honolulu Water Cheap

Even With Rate Increases, Honolulu Water Cheap

Comparison shows San Francisco, Seattle residents pay almost twice as much.
From May to July, Carlisle Changed Tune on Sludge

From May to July, Carlisle Changed Tune on Sludge

Honolulu mayor's best option no longer on the table.
Sewage Sludge Heading Ewa Only, for Now

Sewage Sludge Heading Ewa Only, for Now

Mayor Carlisle: Test runs won't go to Waianae or Kailua.
Budget Battle Left Few Sewage Sludge Options

Budget Battle Left Few Sewage Sludge Options

Trucking, overloading system and halting growth are on the table.
Trash Covers Hawaii Beach, and More’s Coming

Trash Covers Hawaii Beach, and More’s Coming

Big Island's Kamilo Beach strewn with world's plastic waste.

Board of Water Supply Says Honolulu Has Fewer Water Main Breaks Than Average

Comparison with Seattle, Portland and San Diego finds that's not the case.
Hawaii Silence On Landfill Inspections Speaks Loudly

Hawaii Silence On Landfill Inspections Speaks Loudly

State's decision to withhold documents could mean fines for Honolulu.
Governments File Open Records Requests, Too

Governments File Open Records Requests, Too

Honolulu Environmental Services chief files document request with Hawaii Department of Health.
New Details Emerge About Landfill Spill Response

New Details Emerge About Landfill Spill Response

Hawaii Department of Health releases internal communications, reports.