DPW releases water reports

| May 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Environmental Division, Directorate of Public Works
News Release



WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD — Every year since 1999 the Environmental Protection Agency has required public water suppliers to provide Consumer Confidence Reports, or CCRs, to their water users. These reports are designed to educate the public on the origin of drinking water and provide water quality information for the previous year.

The U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii CCRs include Aliamanu Military Reservation, Fort Shafter, Schofield Barracks and Tripler Army Medical Center. The Aliamanu CCR covers both the Aliamanu and Red Hill Housing areas, while the Schofield Barracks report covers Schofield Barracks, Wheeler Army Airfield, and Helemano Military Reservation areas. An article with links to the CCRs will be included in the Island Palm Communities weekly email news bulletin for four consecutive weeks beginning in May.

In Hawaii, the primary drinking water supply for all Garrison installations comes from underground aquifers fed by rainfall. Naturally occurring minerals, radioactive material and other substances resulting from animal or human activity may be dissolved by the rainfall and percolate into the aquifers. The EPA sets limits on the amount of such contaminants present in drinking water, and the Garrison monitors the drinking water to help ensure that no contaminant level is exceeded.

DPW works hard to provide residents and employees with the highest water quality possible. DPW encourages residents and workers to take some time to look at the report for the installation where they live and/or work. These reports can be found online at www.garrison.hawaii.army.mil/substantiality/DrinkingWater.aspx.

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