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Hawaii congressman secures $50M to address state’s cesspools and wastewater systems – Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu, Hawaii 2021-06-10 16:08:57 –

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Honolulu (KHON2) — The state’s domestic drainage system could be more funded as household drainage continues to plague the Hawaiian countryside.

The 2021 Water Conservation and Job Creation Act is a bipartisan bill endorsed by Hawaii Rep. Kaiali’i Kahele to address the US’s collapsing wastewater infrastructure and regional water quality challenges. Approve $ 50 billion in direct infrastructure investment over the next five years.

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Of that amount, $ 50 million will support Hawaii’s domestic drainage system.

“The current state of Hawaii’s infrastructure and wastewater systems threatens the health of our people, our lands, and our oceans, especially by expanding and implementing successful programs in rural areas. We must now act to modernize the transformed infrastructure, “said Kahele. “A commission that has approved a $ 50 million request through the Water Quality Conservation and Job Creation Act to address approximately 88,000 cesspools that pollute Hawaii’s drinking water, erode coral reefs and threaten coastal ecosystems. will be grateful to.”

The Hawaii Department of Health estimates that Hawaii’s Sethpur releases approximately 53 million gallons of untreated sewage into the environment each day.

In 2017, the state enacted Law 125, which bans almost all wastewater throughout the state by 2050. The 2021 Water Quality Conservation and Job Creation Act provides federal support for the construction of wastewater infrastructure.

The bill has passed the Transport Infrastructure Commission and is awaiting a vote in the House of Representatives.

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