DOH: Navy water system users advised to avoid using water – Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu, Hawaii 2021-11-29 23:34:43 –

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The Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) today received many complaints from consumers of the Navy’s Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam (JBPHH) water supply system, including the Ariamanu Military Reserve, Red Hill, and Nimitz Elementary School, about odors like fuel and gasoline. I did. Schools, and military housing. All complaints are from users of the Navy’s water system.

DOH is recommended All Navy Water System users Avoid using water for drinking, cooking, or oral hygiene.Navy water system user Person who detects fuel odor You should avoid using water from their water for drinking, cooking, bathing, dishwashing, washing or oral hygiene (such as brushing teeth).

As a regulated water system under the jurisdiction of DOH’s Safe Drinking Water Division, the Navy is responsible for maintaining safe and reliable drinking water sources for its customers and providing alternative drinking water sources. Human consumption as needed.

The Navy and DOH are working together to investigate the extent and causes of odor complaints, including sampling and performing analysis of potential petroleum components. The initial screening results for DOH received this afternoon were not definitive and did not detect contaminants. Samples are also sent to the California Drinking Water Laboratory, where more quantifiable pollutant-specific results are expected by the weekend. Temporarily, DOH recommends that all users do not use water for drinking, cooking, or oral hygiene.

Affected residents are the Navy (808) 448-2570 and DOH ( SDWB@doh.hawaii.gov Report a similar complaint. Please provide details about your name, phone number, affected address, and smell / taste or color of the drinking water.

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