Studies are conducted on waterways and bodies of water to determine the water quality. This research looks at the amount of nitrogen, phosphorous, oil and grease in the water. It also determines how much dissolve oxygen is in the water to see if fish can even survive in it. Other sampling is also done on a continuing basis to determine the quality of drinking water. Check out some of the research that is being conducted at the UH Water Resources Research Center.
This project was originally jointly funded by a Federal Clean Water Act grant from the U.S. EPA
the Hawaii State Department of Health Clean Water Branch
and the City and County of Honolulu Department of Environmental Services.