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THE SENATE                           S.R. NO.              S.D. 1
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 1999                                
STATE OF HAWAII                                            
                                                             
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                    SENATE  RESOLUTION

  REQUESTING A FEASIBILITY STUDY OF ALTERNATE SOURCES OF DRINKING
    WATER, INCLUDING DESALINATION PLANTS, FOR COUNTY, STATE,
    AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENTS.


 1        WHEREAS, in recent years, concerns about the safety of the
 2   State's ground water sources in the City and County of Honolulu
 3   have been raised, both in the civilian and military
 4   communities, by Mililani and Village Park/Waipahu residents,
 5   and officials at Tripler Army Hospital; and
 6   
 7        WHEREAS, it is critical that Hawaii residents, military
 8   personnel stationed in Hawaii, and all military personnel on
 9   vessels using Hawaii as a refueling point have a constant and
10   continuous source of clean and safe drinking water; and
11   
12        WHEREAS, in recent years, alternate sources of clean and
13   safe drinking water, including desalinated ocean water, have
14   been developed which could supplement Hawaii's ground water
15   sources; and
16   
17        WHEREAS, the technology of the desalination process has
18   developed to the point where it may now be economically
19   feasible for our county, state, and federal governments to
20   consider desalination plants as a supplement for ground water
21   sources; now, therefore,
22   
23        BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the Twentieth Legislature
24   of the State of Hawaii, Regular Session of 1999, that the Board
25   of Water Supply of the City and County of Honolulu, with the
26   assistance of the Board of Land and Natural Resources and
27   working in concert with the appropriate federal agency, is
28   requested to conduct a study of alternate sources of clean and
29   safe drinking water, including desalination plants, to
30   ascertain their economic feasibility to supplement Hawaii's
31   ground water sources; and
32   
33        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Board of Water Supply of
34   the City and County of Honolulu is requested to report findings
35   and recommendations to the Legislature twenty days before the
36   Regular Session of 2000; and
37   
38        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that certified copies of this
39   Resolution be transmitted to the Chairpersons of the Board of
40   Water Supply of the City and County of Honolulu and the Board

 
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 1   of Land and Natural Resources, the Mayor of the City and County
 2   of Honolulu, the President of the United States, Hawaii's
 3   congressional delegation, the Commander in Chief of the U.S.
 4   Pacific Command, the Commander in Chief of the U.S. Pacific
 5   Fleet, and the Governor.