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Thursday, December 16, 2021
DOH: All Water Tests Below DoH Action Level
By News Release @ 4:20 AM :: 2281 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military


Trace contamination detected at residences in Iroquois Point & McGrew Point

News release from Hawaii DoH, Dec 15, 2021

HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) released 27 new laboratory reports related to the Navy water system incident.

Five of the 27 results, located in the Iroquois Point and McGrew Point communities, detected trace levels of petroleum product well below the DOH Environmental Action Level. All five samples tested positive for oil range organics below the drinking water threshold.

Samples collected from twenty-two locations did not detect petroleum products. These results include samples collected from Iroquois Point Elementary School, the Navy’s Aiea Halawa Shaft, the Navy’s Halawa Storage tank and private residences. Out of an abundance of caution, testing was performed at Halawa Correctional Facility, and no petroleum was detected.

Click here to view the laboratory reports. Samples were collected between December 7 and December 9.

The samples for all 27 reports were collected by DOH and analyzed by Eurofins Scientific in California. DOH received the detailed lab reports last night. The reports were immediately analyzed by DOH staff.

Sampling only captures contaminant levels at a point in time and these results will not change DOH’s do-not-consume recommendation.

DOH recommends Navy water system users should avoid using the water for drinking, cooking or oral hygiene. This includes consumption by pets. Navy water system users who detect a fuel-like odor from their water should avoid using the water for drinking, cooking, bathing, dishwashing, laundry or oral hygiene. This recommendation applies to users of the Navy’s Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) water system.

DOH updates are posted at

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Water system testing since Nov. 29 shows no contamination above acceptable standards, Navy says

KITV Dec 16, 2021: … Test results taken throughout the Navy water system since Nov. 29 show no detectable contamination above the Hawaii Department of Health’s Environmental Action Level, Navy officials said Thursday.

The Navy posted those test results publicly “to ensure service members and their families, residents, elected officials, and government agencies have full access to data related to Navy water services on Oahu,” officials said.

The Department of Health also released test results it collected from 27 areas on the Navy's water system. According to those results, 22 locations did not detect the presence of petroleum products. The remaining five came back positive for petroleum product, however, those levels were well below the state’s safe drinking water threshold.

The DOH testing took place from Dec. 7 – 9....

PDF: Test Results

read … Water system testing since Nov. 29 shows no contamination above acceptable standards, Navy says

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