The Wastewater Branch of the Kauai District Health Office is involved in engineering functions related to the installation of septic systems and cesspools, otherwise known as individual water systems (IWS). The Wastewater Branch regulates use of septic systems and cesspools on Kauai including the review of wastewater system plans as well as review of county permits for structures served by IWS. The goal of the Wastewater Branch is to protect public health and the environment.

The Wastewater Branch at the Kauai District Health Office does the following:

Answers public record requests for records of IWS (cesspools/septic locations, etc.)
Reviews new IWS design plans for compliance with HAR 11-62
Reviews county building permits for compliance with HAR 11-62
Investigates wastewater complaints
Frequently Asked Questions
For more information about Department of Health’s regulations on wastewater, please visit the Hawaii Wastewater Branch website.

Environmental Health – Wastewater Branch
3040 Umi St.
Lihue, HI 96766
(808) 241-3328
Office Hours: 7:45am – 4:30pm
*Environmental health is on the second floor of the two-story building with elevator access available.

Public Records Requests
Lori Vetter
[email protected]
(808) 241-3328
Use our public record request form for quicker turnaround service.