Chemical quality of ground water in Hawaii

Report R48
Prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with Division of Water and Land Development, Department of Land and Natural Resources, State of Hawaii



As the quantity of water needed in certain localities of Hawaii is rapidly approaching the quantity of usable water available, identification and protection of the quality of existing and potential water supplies are becoming ever more critical. Certain factors are already identifiable as problems affecting the quality of ground water in Hawaii: (1) over-development leads to salt-water encroachment by local upconing; (2) agricultural and industrial uses and discharges deteriorate both present and potential water supplies; and (3) the increasing practice of underground disposal of domestic wastes, with insufficient information to protect the water resource creates a potential hazard to developed and future supplies.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype State or Local Government Series
Title Chemical quality of ground water in Hawaii
Series title Report
Series number R48
Year Published 1973
Language English
Publisher State of Hawaii
Publisher location Honolulu, Hawaii
Description vii, 54 p.
Country United States
State Hawaii
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