Navy Investigating, Testing Water at JBPHH Family Housing

29 November 2021

From Commander, Navy Region Hawaii Public Affairs

The Navy is investigating reports of a chemical smell in drinking water at several homes in some of the military housing areas for Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam Sunday evening.

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii – The Navy is investigating reports of a chemical smell in drinking water at several homes in some of the military housing areas for Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam Sunday evening. There is no immediate indication that the water is not safe. The Navy continues to investigate reports and is testing the water.

Navy engineers visited several homes of families who reported the smell and also immediately went to Navy’s drinking water wells to investigate. There was no smell or sign of fuel or chemicals in the water at the Navy’s water wells and water tanks. Specialists took samples of water at several locations for testing.

The Navy is working with the Department of Health on lab testing the Navy’s water samples.

The Navy continues to monitor and investigate and will update residents.

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