Anahola Farm Lots Water System DHHL Improvement - Public Water System No. 432
Oceanit worked with the Department of Hawaiian Homes Lands (DHHL) to complete a rural farm water system improvement project on the island of Kaua’i. The project was funded in part by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development, Water and Environmental Program and was part of a collaborative effort with DHHL to refurbish the Anahola Farm Lots Public Water System No. 432 in Anahola, Kauaʻi.
The project began in late 2020 to install new waterlines, pressure regulator stations, smart meters, lateral connections, and a new 500,000-gallon concrete water tank to serve the community and rural area.
Oceanit served as the design consultant for the Anahola project, working with construction management engineering firm Bower’s and Kubota. Aqua Engineers will provide ongoing maintenance of the Anahola system, which now serves approximately 45 farm lots and 30 residential lots with potable water.
Anahola’s new and improved water system was also redesigned to integrate a unique backup water supply system from the County of Kauai’s broader water system. Oceanit worked on a new interconnection that allows the farms and residential lots to be backed up by the County of Kauai system if the Anahola Water system is inoperable.
Oceanit’s RiSE team has an extensive background in water resource engineering, with capabilities to provide water well design, drilling, and construction supervision; well-pumping test design, supervision, and yield determination; water use permit support; and geothermal development.
To read the full project complete release, please click here: https://governor.hawaii.gov/newsroom/media-release-dhhl-completes-anahola-water-system-improvements/
The DHHL is governed by the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act of 1920, enacted by the U.S. Congress to protect and improve the lives of native Hawaiians. The primary responsibilities of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands are to serve its beneficiaries and to manage its extensive land trust. The land trust consists of over 200,000 acres on the islands of Hawai‘i, Maui, Moloka‘i, Lāna‘i, O‘ahu, and Kaua‘i.
For more information, please visit dhhl.hawaii.gov/asset-management