Navy Water System Incident

HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) has released results from a U.S. Navy test in December that indicated a failure to meet DOH incident-specific criteria. Consequently, a second round of system flushing was conducted at Drinking Water Distribution System Recovery Plan Zone H2, which is part of Aliamanu Military Reservation. The data was ...
Read More DOH releases validated result of December Aliamanu Military Reservation system flush

HONOLULU – All individuals affiliated with the U.S. Department of Defense are invited to participate in a survey to learn more about the experience of people who have been affected by the petroleum contamination in the U.S. Navy’s Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam drinking water system.  The Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) and Centers for Disease ...
Read More DOH/CDC health survey expanded to include all Navy water system users

HONOLULU – At the request of the Hawaiʻi State Department of Health (DOH), a public health team from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) will conduct a survey beginning January 4, 2022 to investigate the potential health impacts on the civilian population affected ...
Read More Survey of civilians affected by Navy water system contamination to begin Jan. 4

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) finalized its Emergency Order to suspend operations and empty the underground tanks at the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility. Deputy Director Marian Tsuji’s final order affirmed Hearings Officer David Day’s proposed findings and recommendations. “Today’s decision affirms DOH’s actions to safeguard the drinking water that we ...
Read More DOH Upholds Hearings Officer’s Recommendation on Red Hill Emergency Order

HONOLULU – Today, the Hawai‘i Department of Health (HDOH), the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Army and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established an Interagency Drinking Water System (IDWS) Team to restore safe drinking water to affected Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) housing communities. The working group will ensure that the agencies are coordinated in ...
Read More Hawai‘i DOH, Navy, Army, and EPA establish Interagency Drinking Water System Team, sign water sampling plan

HONOLULU – The evidentiary hearing concerning the Hawaiʻi Department of Health Order on Red Hill Operations is scheduled for Monday, December 20 at 8:00 AM HST. The hearing will continue from day to day until completed. The schedule is subject to change. The public can view the proceedings live on YouTube at www.youtube.com/c/HawaiiDOH. Once the ...
Read More Red Hill emergency order evidentiary hearing scheduled for Monday

Trace contamination detected at residences in Iroquois Point & McGrew Point HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) released 27 new laboratory reports related to the Navy water system incident. Five of the 27 results, located in the Iroquois Point and McGrew Point communities, detected trace levels of petroleum product well below the DOH ...
Read More Hawai‘i Department of Health releases 27 new Navy Water System test results

HONOLULU – Samples collected from the Navy’s Red Hill drinking water shaft on Sunday December 5 tested positive for high levels of gasoline and diesel range hydrocarbons. This is consistent with visual observations and odors detected by Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) staff when the samples were collected. DOH received the detailed lab reports late ...
Read More Hawai’i Department of Health confirms high levels of petroleum contamination in Navy’s Red Hill Shaft

HONOLULU – Diesel fuel levels more than double the Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) limits for drinking water were reported by the Navy today in water samples collected at the Navy’s Aiea Halawa Shaft. The shaft is one of three ground water sources that provides drinking water to the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) water ...
Read More Petroleum contamination reported in Navy’s Aiea Halawa shaft

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) is issuing an order to the United States Navy to suspend operations at the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility, take measures to treat contaminated drinking water at the Red Hill shaft and safely remove fuel from the 20 underground storage tanks at Red Hill. “I appreciate ...
Read More Hawai‘i Department of Health orders Navy to suspend operations

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) received results of two sets of samples collected from the Navy water system in the last 10 days. On November 24, prior to reports from the public of fuel-like odors in tap water, DOH collected two drinking water samples from the Red Hill water supply shaft. These ...
Read More Hawai‘i Department of Health receives initial results from Navy water system tests

HONOLULU – A preliminary analysis by the Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) detected petroleum product in water samples from one site on the Navy Water System affected by fuel-like odors. Samples from Red Hill Elementary School were collected Tuesday. They were analyzed at a lab at the University of Hawai‘i and tested positive for a ...
Read More Preliminary results detect petroleum product in Navy water system

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) received numerous complaints today of a fuel or gasoline-like odor from consumers of the Navy’s Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) water system, including the Aliamanu Military Reservation, Red Hill and Nimitz Elementary Schools, and military housing. All complaints are from users of the Navy’s water system. The DOH ...
Read More Hawai‘i Department of Health advises Navy water system consumers not to drink, consume tap water