Water Quality

Clean Water Branch (CWB) CWB protects the public health of residents and tourists who enjoy playing in and around Hawaii’s coastal and inland water resources.

Safe Drinking Water Branch (SDWB) This branch is responsible for safeguarding public health by protecting Hawaii’s drinking water sources (surface water and groundwater) from contamination and assures that owners and operators of public water systems provide safe drinking water to the community.

Wastewater Branch (WWB) This branch administers the statewide engineering and financial functions relating to water pollution control, municipal and private wastewater treatment works program, individual wastewater systems program and the water pollution control revolving fund program.


*Draft DOH Water Quality Plan*:

The 2014 Draft DOH Water Quality Plan is available here.

The Water Quality Plan PowerPoint presentation for the September 16, 2014 public information meeting is available here.

The purpose of the Water Quality Plan is to provide information on DOH’s ongoing water quality work across many of its different programs, as well as lay out its future direction by setting goals and priority action items.   It also examines and discusses potential solutions for the water quality challenges that DOH faces.   We welcome your comments and feedback on the Plan.

Please submit comments via email to WQPComments@doh.hawaii.gov using the subject line “Draft Water Quality Plan.”  Public comments are due by 5:00 p.m. on October 17, 2014.