(editor’s note: This is an excellent fact filled story on fresh water in Hawaii. For a better sense of when the water will run short see our blog article published in Sept 2014.)
49 Facts You Should Know About Oahu’s H2O, including Surprises, Good News and Hidden Dangers
Lavonne Leong; Hawaii Business, November, 2015
We all know it: Water is life.
With California’s drought in the headlines, climate change looming and some troubling local numbers – base stream flow, rainfall and aquifer levels are all down on Oahu – now is a good time to ask the same question of our water that we ask of our farm-to-table food: What’s its story?
Where does our water come from? How good is it and is it better, or worse, than bottled water? Are we taking care of it? Who’s using it?
Most important, will there be enough for the future?
Here is the Hawaii Business guide to the fresh water that we share. Included is information on each island, but each island is different, so we have focused on Oahu, both the most populous and the “Goldilocks Island.”
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