Spearheading Cesspool Issues with County Task Forces

Mar 27, 2018

A diagram of how cesspools work
Credit Septic Advisor

There are almost 90,000 cesspools across Hawaiʻi releasing 53 million gallons of untreated sewage into the ground each day. The State of Hawaiʻi is trying to wean residents off them, and part of that effort could be the creation of County-level task forces to spearhead the transition.

The Conversation's Chris Vandercook talked with the Surfrider Foundation's Hawaiʻi Coordinator Stuart Coleman about cesspool legislation being considered by state lawmakers and more details of the task forces.