Directions To Our Office:
Coming from the East: Take Exit 10 off the H-1 Freeway. Merge onto Moanalua Road. Use the right two (2) lanes to turn onto Waimano Home Road and keep following the road. You’ll be stopped at the guard shack, please tell the guard that you are visiting the Wastewater Branch office in the Hale Ola Building. Once you pass the guard shack, just follow the road all the way up and the building will be at the top.
Coming from the West: Proceed on Moanalua Road. Use the right two (2) lanes to turn onto Waimano Home Road and keep following the road. You’ll be stopped at the guard shack, please tell the guard that you are visiting the Wastewater Branch office in the Hale Ola Building. Once you pass the guard shack, just follow the road all the way up and the building will be at the top.
Parking at our new office: Parking will be free! You can park on the road or there is a guest parking lot.
If you have any questions, please contact us at (808) 586-4294.
The Wastewater Branch administers the statewide engineering 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. The Wastewater Branch’s mission is to protect public health and the environment.
NOTICE AND FINDING OF VIOLATION AND ORDER
To Owners of the property at 4808 Ohu Road, Kapaa, Hawaii 96746:
Pursuant to Hawaii Revised Statutes Section 342D-9(a)(1), you are hereby notified that the Notice and Finding of Violation and Order number 21-WW-EO-02(NOVO) has been issued to you. PDF copies of the relevant documents can be found through the links provided below.
To Owners of the property at 909 Maunawili Circle, Kailua, Hawaii 96734:
Pursuant to Hawaii Revised Statutes Section 342D-9(a)(1), you are hereby notified that the Notice and Finding of Violation and Order number 21-WW-EO-03(NOVO) has been issued to you. PDF copies of the relevant documents can be found through the links provided below.
A sign informing you (1) the Department attempted to serve the NOVO on you, and (2) publication on this website was placed on your property on September 3, 2021 which is deemed the date you were served the NOVO.
- Chapter 11-61, Hawaii Administrative Rules Effective January 2, 2002 | .pdf |
- Chapter 11-62, Hawaii Administrative Rules Amendment Effective March 21, 2016 | .pdf |
Click here to find other Hawaii Administrative Rules.
Cesspools in Hawai’i
Cesspools are substandard systems. They don’t treat wastewater, they merely dispose of it. Cesspools concentrate the wastewater in one location, often deep within the ground and in direct contact with groundwater, causing groundwater contamination. This groundwater flows into drinking water wells, streams and the ocean, harming public health and the environment, including beaches and coral reefs.
Cesspool Conversion Working Group
The Department of Health (DOH) has been authorized by Act 132 of SLH 2018 to establish a cesspool conversion working group. The purpose of this working group is to develop a long-range, comprehensive plan for cesspool conversion statewide for all cesspools by 2050.
Hawaii Cesspool Compliance Pilot Grant Project
Learn about the new Hawaii Cesspool Compliance Pilot Grant Project (see HB2195 ). General information, resources and forms will be posted here when available. This includes helpful tools and information to determine eligibility.
Individual Wastewater System
Learn about the steps needed to upgrade your existing cesspool or failing cesspool or septic system to a new individual wastewater system. A list of licensed civil engineers is provided in this section.
Click Here to file for an Individual Wastewater System (IWS) Online.
Clean Water State Revolving Fund Program
The Clean Water State Revolving Program provides low interest loans for the construction of point source and non-point source water pollution control projects.
Recycled Water Program
The Department of Health (DOH) has long been an advocate for the use of recycled water provided that public health and water resources are not compromised. Recycled water is derived from wastewater that has been treated to various grades depending on its intended use. Use of recycled water has become more significant due to the state’s growing population, limited potable water resources, and wastewater disposal issues.
Statewide Wastewater Operator Training Center
The Statewide Wastewater Operator Training Center (SWOTC) develops and provides training to wastewater treatment plant operators and maintenance plant personnel to improve plant compliance and to optimize wastewater treatment effectiveness, efficiency and reliability. The SWOTC has been moved to the University of Hawaii.
Board of Certification of Operating Personnel in Wastewater Plants (BOC)
The SWOTC works with the BOC to implement the Operator Certification Program that is established by Chapter 11-61.
Downloads and Forms
Chapter 11-62 rules, and guidelines and forms for the Animal Waste, Biosolids/Treatment Works, and Individual Wastewater Systems are found here.
Draft Wastewater Management Permits and Rationales.
Phone: (808) 586-4294
Fax: (808) 586-4300
Environmental Management Division
Hawaii State Department of Health
Hale Ola Building
2827 Waimano Home Road, Room 207
Pearl City, Hawaii 96782
Program activities under the Construction and Operations Section include the monitoring and enforcement of all existing wastewater systems, implementation of the construction of several major wastewater treatment works projects annually including review for approval of construction plans and specifications, engineering contracts, construction contract change orders; preparation of engineering and scientific contracts; developing construction, final project and operation and maintenance inspection reports.
Planning and Design Section
The Planning and Design Section is responsible for the review and approval of planning/environmental documents, wastewater project plans and specifications, final construction inspections of wastewater projects, and assisting in enforcement activities in the joint Federal-County-State Wastewater Construction Grants Program, the State Revolving Fund Program, and for regulating wastewater systems in accordance with Administrative Rule, Chapter 11-62, entitled, “Wastewater Systems”.