Environmental Program Areas » Drinking Water
In Hawaii, the primary drinking water supply comes from underground aquifers fed by rain-fall. As mandated under Federal and State law, water samples for chemical and biological parameters are taken at the water source and at various points within the distribution system for all drinking water systems serving our installations. If you reside in Army family housing, chlorine and fluoride are added to the water, as required by Army standards, before it is piped into the distribution systems and before it enters your home. Note that if you reside off-post, fluoride is not added to your drinking water as it is not a mandated requirement of the State of Hawaii - Department of Health.
USAG-HI obtains its drinking water through a combination of public systems and privately owned and operated systems.
Sampling results are summarized annually in the Consumer Confidence Report and must be distributed by July 1st each year. Aside from the drinking water contaminants detected the previous year, the CCR also contains a wealth of information about your water system including information about origin of the water, and the source of potential water quality problems.
Drinking water is managed in compliance with the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act, State of Hawaii - Department of Health and Army regulations. USAG-HI drinking water operating permits have been issued, in perpetuity, by the Department of Land and Natural Resources.
• 40 CFR Subchapter D, Parts 100-135 and 136-149
• AR 200-1, Chapter 2
• Department of the Army Pamphlet 200-1, environmental Protection and Enhancement, Chapter 2
• HAR 11-20 Rules Relating to Potable Water Systems
• HAR 11-25 Rules Relating to Certification of Public Water System Operators
The Safe Drinking Water Act requires all community water systems to provide an annual Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) to their customers. CCRs are designed to educate the public on the origin of the water, the source of potential problems and the steps used to ensure that the water is safe to drink. USAG-HI is providing this report as a service to the community in conjunction with this requirement.
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• Not Applicable
All storm water related records can be found in the Environmental Library - Wheeler Army Airfield Building 105.
• EPAs Drinking Water and Health What you Need to Know:
• EPAs Office of Groundwater and Drinking Water
• Frequently Asked Questions
• State of Hawaii - Department of Health Safe Drinking Water Branch
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