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Finding new technology, funding to convert thousands of Hawaiʻi cesspools

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Construction of a Cinderella Greywater Combination System on Kauaʻi. (Dr. Robert K. Zelkovsky)

Innovation in sanitation. Think sewage. Hawaiʻi is facing a major challenge of moving nearly 90,000 homes off septic tanks and onto more environmentally friendly alternatives. The nonprofit Wastewater Alternatives and Innovation has a conference Tuesday to focus on solutions to cesspool pollution. The Conversation spoke with Executive Director Stuart Coleman to learn more.

The public is welcome to join a meeting of the minds on Tuesday, July 19. This interview aired on The Conversation on July 18, 2022. The Conversation airs weekdays at 11 a.m. on HPR-1.

Catherine Cruz is the host of The Conversation. Originally from Guam, she spent more than 30 years at KITV, covering beats from government to education. Contact her at
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