03/23/17 – DLNR Accepting Proposals to Increase Water Security

Posted on Mar 23, 2017 in Commission On Water Resource Management, Commission On Water Resources Managent, News Releases

DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES
News Release

DAVID Y. IGE
GOVERNOR
SUZANNE D. CASE
CHAIRPERSON

For Immediate News Release March 23, 2017

DLNR ACCEPTING PROPOSALS TO INCREASE WATER SECURITY

HONOLULU — The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) is accepting proposals for projects or programs submitted by public or private agencies or organizations to increase water security in the State of Hawaii. 

Act 172 Session Laws of Hawaii 2016 requires DLNR to establish a two-year pilot program for a Water Security Advisory Group (WSAG) to enable public-private partnerships that increase water security by providing one-for-one matching funds for projects or programs that:

1.     Increase the recharge of groundwater resources;

2.     Encourage the reuse of water and reduce the use of potable water for landscaping irrigation; and

3.     Improve the efficiency of potable and agricultural water use.

Public or private agencies or organizations are encouraged to submit proposals to the WSAG at the address provided in the Request for Proposals by Tuesday, April 18, 2017.

The Request for Proposals (RFP) may be viewed or downloaded at:  http://dlnr.hawaii.gov/cwrm/planning/watersecurity/

 The request for proposals may also be viewed or a hard copy picked up, at the Commission on Water Resource Management office located at 1151 Punchbowl Street, Kalanimoku Building Room 227 in Honolulu. 

To request a copy of the RFP by mail, please send an email to admin@oneworldonewater.org

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Media Contacts:
Deborah Ward
Communications Specialist
Hawaii Dept. of Land & Natural Resources
(808) 587-0320