Essay on How Hawaii Citizens Recieve Fresh Water

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Fresh water is an essential need that is taken for granted. On the south side of Hawaii many have the problem of being unable to access county water lines directly from their home. In the southeastern region it is difficult, as well as expensive, to set up a water line ("Water in South Hawaii"). It cost about $1,580 on average for homeowners to install a water line ("Water Main"). Along some roads, pipes can be seen running up the sides and unfortunately the exposure causes it to sustain frequent damage ("Water in South Hawaii"). Aside for the use of a water line, there is the choice of using a rain catchment tank which is rather common; one out of every three households owning a tank. Rainwater collects from the roof and stores …show more content…
Water of incomplete tanks is not recommended for drinking. A well-placed tank requires an annual cleaning of the bottom and replacedment of UV bulbs with monthly and bimonthly changes of filters. Maintaining the area around the tank should also be done annually as vegetation should not be allowed to grow around the tank ("FAQ"). The overall cost of a complete catchment system can cost around $296.36 per year. There is also the choice of purchasing commercial water. This service can deliver about 4,000 to 5,000 gallons of water and a clean container or tank must be available to hold the water ("Water in South Hawaii"). Fortunately there is a list of water hauling companies that can be found, though on the downside the cost of this service depends on location. A typical delivery of 4,500 gallons may cost about $150 or more ("Water in South Hawaii). On the Big Island there are water spigots that are located in various areas of the island: Yano Hall, Captain cook; Highway 190 near Maka'ula Road, Kalaoa; Wai'ohinu Park; Kurtistown Ball Park; Saddle Road near Kaumana Estates; and Pohakea Street ("Maps of Water Spigots.") The water from these faucets have been treated making them safe for comsumption. Obtaining water from these spigots will require containers of any varying size

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