Proposed HDD To Advance Water System On Hawaiian Islands

February 2011, Vol. 66 No. 2

The proposed directional drilled well would draw the same water now being tapped for the island’s domestic and agricultural water use, but would intercept it at a higher elevation. Construction of the shaft will require advances in the art of horizontal directional drilling. The safety of workers is just one of the issues. Work will require exceptional care, since it will occur in the sensitive physical and cultural environment of the Kahili Mountain range.