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Water in Hawaii

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.

Big Wave Waterskiing? Chuck Patterson at Jaws

One waterman tries to ski Peahi — one of the world's most powerful waves.

U.S. First in Shark Attacks. Where Does Hawaii Stand?

Florida leads the way in the U.S. with 13.
Stormwater Released Into Ocean to Avoid Larger Landfill Catastrophe

Stormwater Released Into Ocean to Avoid Larger Landfill Catastrophe

Discharge the best of set of bad choices. Health official says he wouldn't have done anything differently.
Honolulu Tests Water at 11 Sites for Carcinogen

Honolulu Tests Water at 11 Sites for Carcinogen

Health officials tested Oahu's largest water sources, found chromium in quantities that do not pose a health threat.
Looking for Cracks in East Maui’s Ditch System Civil Beat

Looking for Cracks in East Maui’s Ditch System

Now that some water must be left in the streams, irrigation comes under scrutiny.