Source of Water
Your on-base drinking water comes from ground water sources: Mana Well and the County of Kauai's Waimea-Kekaha system. Mana Well is located just southeast of the magazine caves. Ground water is naturally filtered as it travels from the surface to the aquifer below ground. The water is pumped up from the acquifer, disinfected, flouridated, and piped into the distribution system. This report covers only the Mana Well source. For information on the Waimea-Kekaha system, please refer to County of Kauai's annual report by calling 808-245-5400.
Navy Water Requirements
In accordance with Navy policy, we add chlorine and flouride to your water supply. These items are added to your drinking water after it is pumped from the ground. We try to maintain the Navy's recommended concentration of approximately 0.7 ppm for flouride and 0.2 ppm for chlorine throughout the distribution system.
Owner of Water System
Naval Facilities Engineering Command Hawaii, 400 Marshall Road, JBPHH HI 96860-3139
NAVFAC Hawaii does not have routine public meetings about the water system. For questions and/or additional information regarding the water system, please contact the NAVFAC Hawaii Public Works Department Barking Sands Office (808-335-4628) or the NAVFAC Hawaii Public Affairs Office (808-471-7300). Please share this information with all other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly.
Note: Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbial contaminants are avialable from the EPA's Safe Drinking Water Hotline, 1-800-426-4791.