DPW Releases Garrison Water Quality Reports :: US Army Garrison Hawaii
The Department of Public Works monitors water quality at US Army Garrison Hawaii. (Courtesy photo)
WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii (June 8, 2021) – The annual drinking water quality reports for the water supply systems at the U.S. Army Garrison in Hawaii are now available for review. Reports are on the Safe Drinking Water Act program web page (individual links are also below).
The Garrison Public Works Directorate, or DPW, operates four water supply systems: Aliamanu, Fort Shafter, Schofield and Tripler. The Aliamanu report includes both the Aliamanu and Red Hill residential areas. The Schofield report includes Schofield Barracks, Wheeler Army Airfield and Helemano Military Reservation.
Since 1999, the United States Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, has required public water providers to provide annual water quality reports to their water users. These reports are designed to inform the public about the origin of drinking water and provide information on water quality for the previous year.
In Hawaii, the main supply of drinking water comes from underground aquifers fed by precipitation. Natural minerals, radioactive materials and other substances resulting from animal or human activity can be dissolved by precipitation and seep into aquifers. The EPA sets limits on the amount of these contaminants present in drinking water and DPW monitors drinking water to ensure that no contaminant level is exceeded.
DPW works hard to provide Army soldiers, families and employees with the best quality water possible. DPW encourages residents and workers to view the report for the facility where they live and / or work.
If you have any questions about the reports or would like to request a hard copy, please contact the Environmental Division of DPW at (808) 656-3107 or (808) 656-3104.
The annual water quality reports are available online: