Oversees wastewater related facilities such as collections systems and wastewater treatment plants.
The Planning Branch was involved in activities and projects that included: long-range facilities planning Environmental Impact Statements and Environmental Assessments preparation and review, Planning Assessment Reports, preliminary engineering reports, environmental clearances, land acquisition requests, Special Management Area Permits preparation, Intergovernmental Agreements, City Council resolutions, and new systems development.
The long-range sewer rehabilitation plan completed in 1999 was approved by the United States Environmental Protection Agency in March 2000. This project, which began in 1993, was one of the largest planning projects undertaken by the City. The final plan sets the direction that Honolulu will be taking over the next 20 years to improve the sewer system to meet the City's goals for environmental improvement. Over 165 projects were identified which need to start between 2000 and 2019. Approximately 43% of the projects have been started.
The branch also provided planning support to the Facilities Division over the past year, primarily with parks-related projects.
The Design Branch completed 19 major design projects. Associated with wastewater facility planning and design, the Design Branch was involved in the review of Facility Plans, Master Plans, Design Standards and Preliminary Engineering Reports, the preparation of Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Manuals, the training of O&M personnel, the oversight of facility start-up and optimization, and the certification of facility performance.
Associated with the construction of each project, the Design Branch was involved in the review of submittals, requests for information, equipment and materials substitutions, and equipment manuals. The branch participated in regular meetings, resolution of field conflicts and changes, and resolution of claims and disputes.
Associated with the support of wastewater functions and facilities, the branch was involved in the evaluation, troubleshooting, emergency procurement and repair of the collection system, pump stations, force mains, and treatment plants; and the review of reports, designs and submittals from private developers and other governmental agencies.
During the fiscal year, the Construction Management Branch completed 18 projects.
City and County of Honolulu
Frank F. Fasi Municipal Building
650 South King Street, 14th Floor
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Phone: (808) 768-8796