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JBPHH Boil Water Advisory Lifted

21 October 2022

From Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Public Affairs

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM – Joint Base leadership has rescinded the boil water advisory in effect since Friday, Oct. 14, after test results showed no bacteria present in the water system. Water samples were taken from multiple points throughout the installation yesterday and tested at a local, third-party laboratory. The results were shared with the State Department of Health.
“Based on those results residents on the Joint Base water system no longer have to boil their water before consumption”, said CAPT Mark Sohaney, Joint Base commander. “I appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding while we worked to restore our water system to normal.”

As the system returns to full functionality, residents may initially see sediment in their water. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends water system users flush their water lines for five minutes after the boil water advisory has been lifted. Users should also empty their ice bins, and allow them to completely fill. Throw away that next batch of ice, then clean the ice bin with cleaning agent.

Bottled water distribution sites will cease operations at 6:00 pm. tonight, after having distributed approximately 170,000 gallons of bottled water to Joint Base residents and other locations on the Navy’s water system.

“We could not have responded in such a timely manner without the assistance of multiple county, state, federal and private agencies who were working with us from the beginning. I can’t thank them enough,” said Sohaney. The following agencies were instrumental in helping to distribute water or restore the water system to full functionality: FEMA, 25th Infantry Division, Department of Education, Department of Health, BWS, local commercial water vendors and contractors.

Additional updates will be posted as needed to the Joint Base Facebook ( and on the web at Commander, Navy Region Hawaii > Installations > JB Pearl Harbor-Hickam > JBPHH Water Main Break Information 
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