By Denise Emsley, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Hawaii
PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii (NNS) -- Throughout the month of June, Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Hawaii has been distributing the Navy's 2017 Water Quality Reports, one for each of its five drinking water systems, to water customers on Oahu and Kauai.
"This annual report on the quality of Navy drinking water, also known at Consumer Confident Report, provides detailed information about your water sources, any substances that may be found during water sampling events, as well as the explanations of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Navy drinking water standards," said Environmental Business Line Director Aaron Poentis. "We want our customers to know we are delivering clean, safe drinking water that meets all federal and state drinking water standards."
NAVFAC Hawaii is the owner and operator of six water systems in the state. They are located at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH), Camp Stover, Naval Magazine (NAVMAG) Lualualei, Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station Pacific (NCTAMS PAC) Wahiawa, Barbers Point (Kalaeloa), and Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) Barking Sands. Annual reports are developed for each system, with the exception of NAVMAG Lualualei which does not require a report since it does not service any residents.
Customers include military personnel and their families from the Navy, Air Force, Department of Defense (DoD) and some non-DoD users.
"Distribution of the Navy's 2017 Water Quality Reports is made to water consumers as required by the EPA and the Hawaii Department of Health," said Poentis. "We ask that the reports be read and shared so that there is a clear understanding that the Navy is delivering safe drinking water to all customers."
For military housing residents, the water quality reports are delivered to the various housing management offices for distribution. In addition, all reports are electronically available on two public websites NAVFAC Hawaii (https://www.navfac.navy.mil/navfac_worldwide/pacific/fecs/hawaii/about_us/hawaii_documents/Reports.html) and Navy Region Hawaii (https://www.cnic.navy.mil/regions/cnrh/om/environmental/water_quality_information.html). The 2017 reports were posted June 14.
If you are unable to obtain a hard or electronic copy of the 2017 Water Quality Report you need, please contact NAVFAC Hawaii's Public Affairs Office at 471-7300 or the command's Environmental Compliance Office at 471-1171 Ext. 260.