JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii – The Interagency Drinking Water System Team (IDWST) released post home and non-residential building flushing data for Halawa and McGrew communities (Zone B1), Camp Smith (Zone G1), and Aliamanu Military Reservation (Zone H1) on the https://jbphh-safewaters.org website today.
Summaries of the laboratory testing results are posted for Zone B1, Zone G1, and Zone H1. This website supplements the primary online resource for information about the interagency response at: www.navy.mil/jointbasewater.
The IDWST is composed of representatives from the Navy, Army, Hawaii Department of Health (DOH), and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The Navy and DOH took drinking water samples after homes and non-residential buildings were flushed. The drinking water meets EPA and DOH standards applicable to the Navy Water System incident. IDWST submitted the results to Hawaii DOH for final review March 1.
Pending validation of these results, Hawaii DOH’s final review should take approximately seven days. DOH uses multiple lines of evidence to evaluate sample data. These lines of evidence are used to confirm no contamination is entering the Navy Water System and no contamination remains in the affected zone. Once DOH determines the Navy’s drinking water is safe to drink in each zone, Hawaii DOH will amend the health advisory for Zones B1, G1, and H1.
The following information is provided to help interpret the data:
DOH’s Nov. 29, 2021, public health advisory for the Navy Water System remains in effect for all zones except Zone A1 (Pearl City Peninsula), Zone A2 (Ford Island), Zone D1 (Hale Moku/Hokulani), and Zone I1 (Red Hill Housing).