Following the lead of 39 other states, which have over 2,000 storm water utilities, the Hawaii Legislature passed a bill in 2015 to allow the creation of such utilities in Hawaii. Honolulu is currently in the process of studying and preparing for the formation of a storm water utility for Oahu. There is a website with additional information: www.StormWaterUtilityOahu.org. The process is being led by the Department of Facility Maintenance (DFM) which is charged with the City’s storm water compliance activities, but the utility will affect all properties on the island including private,
Didacienne had five children and no home of her own. Her husband died nearly 25 years ago in the Rwandan genocide, and after that she had few options to provide for her family – they lived with various family members to get by. And without water in their village, life was difficult.
For decades, wastewater treatment plant personnel have performed insulation resistance tests with handheld megohmmeters to prevent motor failures that could lead to reduced capacity, costly re-winding repairs and even unplanned shutdowns. However, these tests only provide a “snapshot” of motor health. In a matter of only a few days, motor windings and cables that are exposed to moisture, chemicals, contaminants or vibration can become compromised and fail at startup.