A filtration system that will cost the Navy $6 million is set to clean up its fuel-contaminating water on the Big Island. There are at least 25 industrial-scale water filter systems. In fact, the first seven of the filters have already been installing. Then, on Monday, they will begin operating. According to Lieutenant Commander John Daly, he said no cost was sparing and no effort not made.
Filtration System and Scrubbing
In fact, the Navy did say the filtration system is going to be using to scrub its water distribution system, and, in addition, its large holding tanks.
There is treating water which the Navy does say that going to be free of chemical pollutants. In fact, it will be releasing onto wide grassy areas. Also in the sewer system and into selected storm drains. It would be done under agreements reaching within the state, city and county of Honolulu, and the EPA.
The next flush will be the water from the faucets and appliances in contaminated homes, the Navy said. Also, the flushing is going to be conducting in a neighborhood by neighborhood. The process will take 30 to 45 days, the Navy said.
Today, flushing began in the local city military housing area. It is expecting to take one day, officials said. Also, the Navy has said it will then conduct tests at local military reservation housing, which is following by the Navy Exchange.
In fact, the military and civilian families were actually relocating to Waikiki. Moreover, they will likely remain in their hotels during the flushing period.
“In fact, the end product is not just for homes but also for churches. There are businesses, restaurants — all kinds of people connected to the water system,” said Daly.
The Honolulu Board of Water Supply, last week, said it was skeptical that the Navy can scrub all of its pipes. Plus, it includes the waterlines of the fuel. In addition, petroleum does not dissolve in water and then tends to stick to the pipes.