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BWS to discuss recent test results confirming presence of petroleum product in Navy’s water system – Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu, Hawaii 2021-12-03 16:09:08 –

Honolulu (KHON2) —The Water Supply Commission (BWS) will hold a press conference on Friday at 11:30 am to discuss recent test results confirming the presence of petroleum products in the Navy’s water system.

BWS will also release positive adjustments to its business to protect the water sources in the Moanalua-Waimar Aquifer.

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During a virtual town hall meeting on Thursday, December 2nd. The Navy has confirmed that it has detected petroleum products in water samples. Often taken from Red Hill drinking water.

The Red Hill well has been isolated since Sunday, November 28, when military resident residents began to notice the fuel-like odor of tap water. The Navy said it has received calls from 680 Navy homes and 270 Army homes in the Navy’s water system about fuel odors and physical illnesses so far.

All other tests on the Navy water distribution system were negative, but we will continue testing until the water is considered safe to drink again. At this point, it is still unknown where the petroleum products came from.

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The Navy’s water supply system serves 93,000 people. The military is working with affected families to temporarily relocate to hotels.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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