August 19, 2018, Honolulu, Hawaii.
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Carroll talks about our water supply and failing infrastructure. Reportedly, three of four water pumps on the wells at the upper Mililani Mauka reservoir are not working. The fourth is working intermittently. To get water to the reservoir, the Board of Water Supply (BWS) placed a large, noisy, portable pump and fire hoses by a fire hydrant in lower mauka to pump water up and into the reservoir. The pump operates 10-12 hours a day. Carroll plays a recording of the noise so you can hear just how bad it is in the neighborhood. The pump is also putting out diesel fumes and one neighbor noted oily particles on his car. The public was not notified about the problem and the BWS does not know when the mauka pumps will be fixed. So far it has been going on for a week. Imagine having to live with that for an indefinite period of time.
Carroll then talks about staffing and other problems at the BWS, including what happened with his formal complaints in 2013 regarding the new computer system and estimated billing. It is reported fees are being raised and new meters are scheduled to be installed. Can we trust they will work?
Link here to hear the noise, and an inteview with a concerned citizen.
Link here to the BWS press release, issued Friday, August 17, at 5 p.m., several days after the noisy, mobile pumps were installed.
The second hour Carroll talks about the recent brush fire in the fields near Whitmore Village. Several years ago the state bought the land with the intention of creating small farms. But, there is no water. Now it is only being used for homeless encampments, illegal dumping, and abandoned cars. Carroll then talks about our treatment of homeless people.
Next Carroll talks with Tina Quizon about the bus system in her area of Charlotte, North Carolina, they discussed several times in the past. Cuts and route changes were made that were not good for the public, including raising fares and loss of service on Sunday. The community protested and they were just informed their Sunday service will be restarted in October. Good results.