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The Conversation: Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

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Honolulu Board of Water Supply
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Honolulu Board of Water Supply Issues

Crews are still repairing a 24-inch water main break on the Leeward Coast that sprang up last night. The week before, a 20-inch break near the University of Hawaii closed roads and schools and some neighborhoods were without water for a time. All signs of the need to replace old pipes. Ernie Lau, Chief Engineer at the Honolulu Board of Water Supply joins us to talk about the cost to upgrading the aging water system and other pressing water issues.

Intro Music: Home by Kris Fuchigami

Bill Dorman has been the news director of Hawai‘i Public Radio since February 2011. Born in New York City, he spent 21 years at CNN in various positions behind the scenes and on the air in Atlanta, New York, Washington DC, and Tokyo, Japan. He was also managing editor of Asia Pacific Broadcast for Bloomberg News for five years before moving to Hawai‘i in 2009. He’s covered stories from more than twenty countries and territories.
Catherine Cruz is the Host of The Conversation and a member of HPR’s news team. She has been a television reporter in Hawai‘i since 1983 and has won a number of awards and respect from a statewide audience. She spent more than thirty years at KITV, covering beats from government to education and health. Originally from Guam, Cruz is also a co-founder and former Board member and programming chair of Pacific Islanders in Communication (PIC). Catherine is a graduate of San Francisco State University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.
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