Board of Water Supply advises caution for water use

Board of Water Supply advises caution for water use

HONOLULU (AP) - The Navy has announced that the drinking water supply in the Red Hill area is safe, but the Honolulu Board of Water Supply has urged customers to be concerned about the water.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports in a news release Wednesday, the Navy Region Hawaii office said samples from the Red Hill Shaft drinking water well showed "non-detect" levels of fuel contamination.

The water board sent out letters to customers expressing concern about the 2014 leak that released 27,000 gallons of fuel into the ground.

A spokeswoman for the board says they are concerned about the old fuel tanks located 100 feet above the water supply.

The Environmental Protection Agency says it will plan more testing and upgrades to all of the aviation fuel tanks at Red Hill.

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