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Water in Hawaii

Once Adversaries, Aila and Army Now Teaming Up

Once Adversaries, Aila and Army Now Teaming Up

The new director of the Department of Land and Natural Resources will work with military — sometimes.
State Health Officials: Drink Up, the Water is Fine

State Health Officials: Drink Up, the Water is Fine

Department of Health officials told legislators that Honolulu's tap water does not pose a significant cancer risk.
Testing the Waters Off Magic Island — After the Storm

Testing the Waters Off Magic Island — After the Storm

How dirty were the waters at the mouth of the Ala Wai after last weekend's wild rain storm? Civil Beat put itself on the case.
State Water Official: Chromium Six Test “Irresponsible”

State Water Official: Chromium Six Test “Irresponsible”

A study showing that Honolulu has the second-highest rate of the carcinogen hexavalent chromium in its water supply was based on a single water sample.

Study Finds Probable Carcinogen in Honolulu Tap Water

City plans to research hexavalent chromium content in water after nationwide analysis reveals Honolulu has second-highest rate of the carcinogen.
A Night on ‘The Value of Hawaii’ – Energy and Water

A Night on ‘The Value of Hawaii’ – Energy and Water

Our speakers discuss whether or not it's not easy (or economical) being "green" in Hawaii.
Join Us to Talk Energy and Water

Join Us to Talk Energy and Water

On Tuesday, we'll hold the last in our series of public discussions about essays in the new book, "The Value of Hawaii."
The Value of Hawaii: Water by D. Kapuaala Sproat

The Value of Hawaii: Water by D. Kapuaala Sproat

If we leave the protection of our water resources to future generations, it may be too late. It is water that empowers and water that provides life!
Who Conserves Most Water? Neil, Duke Used More In Last 2 Months Than Mufi Did In Last 2 Years

Who Conserves Most Water? Neil, Duke Used More In Last 2 Months Than Mufi Did In Last 2 Years

Consumption records provided by the Honolulu Board of Water Supply reveal that former Mayor Mufi Hannemann used just 56 gallons of water per day at his Aiea home, well below the Hawaii average and a fraction of his rivals in the race for governor.