STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1142

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2023

 

RE: H.B. No. 1511

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-Second State Legislature

Regular Session of 2023

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 1511, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO WATER RESOURCES,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to appropriate funds as a grant-in-aid to the City and County of Honolulu Board of Water Supply to:

 

(1) Plan, design, and construct seven monitoring wells to collect data to understand the condition of the groundwater aquifer underneath and surrounding the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility and its implications for Oahu's drinking water supply; and

 

(2) An exploratory well on Oahu to meet future potable water requirements for the metropolitan area on Oahu.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Honolulu Board of Water Supply, Ulupono Initiative, Sierra Club of Hawaii, Church of the Crossroads, and three individuals. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Land and Natural Resources.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1511, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,

 

 

 

 

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KYLE T. YAMASHITA, Chair