DOBOR to Limit Accessible Spigots at Small Boat Harbors in Effort to Reduce Water Usage

July 7, 2022, 9:32 AM HST
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The DLNR Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation is asking boaters to help conserve water at harbors around Hawaiʻi.

Gov. David Ige recently issued a request for all state agencies to reduce water usage as the year-to-date rainfall is well below normal in many places. In order to address this issue, DOBOR is limiting the number of accessible spigots at all small boat harbors.

“While I understand the challenges of reducing water consumption, the greatest reductions will come from curtailing irrigation and preventing waste of water,” DLNR Chair Suzanne Case said.

The Honolulu Board of Water Supply provided the following tips for boaters to take to conserve water:

  • Put a nozzle on water spigots. Use a shutoff or pressure nozzle. Use what you need.
  • Washing boats with a bucket and sponge instead of a hose saves water.
  • Don’t let the hose run freely. Use only the minimal amount of water needed.

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