Is Kailua Tap Water Safe to Drink?

Last Update1:37 pm, March 9, 2020

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$1.25 in USD (1.5-liter)

Can You Drink Tap Water in Kailua?

Currently, there is no available public data about water quality in Kailua. But the average water quality in Hawaii is 68%.

There was no general information available in WHO data about safely managed drinking water in Hawaii. You may check the rate of travelers and residents of Kailua water quality.

The Kailua-Manoa-Lahaina water treatment plant is a major source of drinking water for the Kailua community. It is one of the largest public water systems in the United States and serves a population of about 2.6 thousand people. Many people in this small community live on farms and rely on the water supply for their daily lives.

One of the major problems that plague the Kailua-Manoa-Lahaina system is the contamination of its supply. The majority of the tap water that people in this community drink comes from wells. However, many of those wells have been found to be contaminated with bacteria, lead, and other harmful chemicals. These contaminants often cause a number of health issues and can even be fatal.

The reason that these chemicals are found in the water is because of the way that they are treated at the treatment plant. When water is first extracted from the wells, it is passed through an activated granular carbon filter. This filter removes lar

What Do People In Hawaii Think About The Tap Water?

Travelers and residents of Hawaii have rated the water quality and pollution as follows, according to subjective survey data. A score of 100% is considered very high, and a score of 0% is very low. Please be cautious that "moderate to very high" water pollution is bad and the higher the rate of water quality the better.

Tap water ratings

  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 14% Very Low
  • Water Pollution 32% Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 86% Very High
  • Water Quality 68% High


Always take extra precautions, the water may be safe to drink when it leaves the sewage treatment plant but it may pick up pollutants during its way to your tap. We advise that you ask locals or hotel staff about the water quality. Also, note that different cities have different water mineral contents.

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