DOH, UH Studies Find Growing Evidence Of Cesspool Impacts to Coast, Potable Wells

posted in: October 2015 | 0

With Governor David Ige’s signing of Act 120 in June, the state Department of Health edged closer to tackling the public health threat posed by the tens of thousands of cesspools scattered throughout the islands that discharge an estimated 50 million gallons a day of raw sewage into the ground. Act 120 allows owners of eligible cesspools to claim up to $10,000 in tax credits for costs associated with upgrading to a septic or aerobic treatment system or with connecting to a sewer . . .

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