• Membership in the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) carries many benefits and exclusive perks. Because members help protect and enhance water quality, WEF strives to provide them with access to the knowledge and tools needed for sustainable water resource management, water protection, and water and wastewater treatment. Benefits include discounts on WEF’s many educational … Continue reading WEF Membership Equips Professionals With Tools To Protect Water

  • Kihei Effluent Reuse

    January 30, 2015 at 12:23 am

      INTRODUCTION Kihei lies on the dry south side of Maui.  Potable water for the area must be piped over ten miles from water wells drilled into the ‘Iao Aquifer near Wailuku.  Approximately 65 percent of this water is used by the community for irrigation with the remainder ultimately ending up in the sewer system. … Continue reading Kihei Effluent Reuse

  • Honouliuli WRF

    January 30, 2015 at 12:08 am

    BACKGROUND The ‘Ewa district on the island of O‘ahu has undergone a significant amount of development in recent years. What was once fertile agriculture land has now given way to numerous residential, commercial and industrial developments. These developments have seriously impacted the region’s available water resources in two ways: (1) by reducing the amount of … Continue reading Honouliuli WRF

  • Protected: Operator Study Sheets

    January 6, 2015 at 6:02 pm

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  • Sanitary Sewer Overflow PSA [Video]

    December 30, 2014 at 12:06 am

    In 2009 the following 30-second public service announcement (PSA) videos were completed with funding jointly provided by a Federal Clean Water Act Section 319(h) grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), the Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH), Clean Water Branch, and Learning Education Technology.  These videos are intended to educate the public about … Continue reading Sanitary Sewer Overflow PSA [Video]

  • Sanitary Sewer Overflow Overview

    December 30, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Preventing Sewage Spills Overflows and spills from sewer lines onto our roadways and into our streams and oceans spoil our beautiful Hawaiian environment and can endanger public health. Sewage spills are costly to clean up (increasing your sewer bills) and can even hurt our tourist industry by causing beach closures. In a typical year, there … Continue reading Sanitary Sewer Overflow Overview

  • Impacts of the Clean Water Act in Hawaii

    December 29, 2014 at 11:54 pm

    On October 18, 1997, the Clean Water Act (CWA) celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary as a landmark piece of legislation which spawned tremendous changes and improvements to the water environment in our country. The Federal government’s involvement in prevention of pollution of interstate waters actually began over 100 years ago with the enactment of the Rivers … Continue reading Impacts of the Clean Water Act in Hawaii

  • Award History

    May 30, 2014 at 12:39 am

    Fiscal Year Awarded Recipient 1966-67 Nathan Burbank, Jr. 1969-70 Albert Tom 1975-76 James Kumagai 1978-79 Chris Hong 1981-82 Frank Stone, Jr. 1984-85 Spencer Yim 1987-88 Michael Chun 1989-90 Reginald Young 1992-93 Victor Moreland 1993-94 David Bills 1996-97 Lee Mansfield 1997-98 Dennis Tulang 1999-2000 James Honke 2000-2001 Roy Abe 2002-2003 Lance Manabe 2003-2004 Kenneth Ishizaki 2005-2006 … Continue reading Award History

  • 2013 HWEA Conference Presentations

    June 5, 2013 at 1:39 am

    February 4-6, 2013 Program Agenda Session 1 – Update CCH Consent Decree Session 3 – Choosing the Correct Flowmeter Session 4 – The First Steps Toward Certification Program Model Standards Session 6 – WSI International

  • History of the PWO Softball Tournament

    March 1, 2013 at 12:48 am

    BRIEF HISTORY OF THE HWEA – PWO STATEWIDE INTER-ISLAND WASTEWATER SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT During August of 1985 when the former City & County of Honolulu Wastewater Treatment & Disposal Branch’s Softball League concluded, we celebrated the end of the league’s season as well as a farewell for Eassie Miller, who was transferring to Maui County for … Continue reading History of the PWO Softball Tournament