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Phone number updated for civilians wanting to participate in contaminated water survey

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Tech. Sgt. Nick Wilson/Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet
Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) collects a water sample at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on Dec. 11, 2021. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nick Wilson)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its contact phone number for civilian residents wanting to take part in a survey on how tainted water from the Navy’s system has affected them.

The number to call is 404-567-3256. It was originally listed as 404-657-3256. Residents can also email to sign up.

Officials began the survey Tuesday.

The state Department of Health says officials will survey civilians living in homes served by the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam water distribution system.

They will also try to reach people who may have been exposed to contaminated water at work or school.

The Navy has created a database for military residents affected by the contaminated water, but the DOH says civilians who used the water should also be surveyed in order to better understand its health effects.

Scott Kim is a news editor at Hawaiʻi Public Radio. Contact him at
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