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Ernest Lau

Honolulu's water board chief is eager to resolve the agency's persistent problems

By Vicki Viotti

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Sep 13, 2013

~~<p>Ernest Lau is in a position to see aspects of Oahu's water supply the rest of us would rather miss: lines running through old communities, right beneath the sidewalks; exposed water pipes showing a level of corrosion that surely signals a break ahead.</p>
<p>But that's the truth of an aging water delivery system, and Lau, the 10th person to hold the manager and chief engineer title at the Honolulu Board of Water Supply, would rather just confront it.</p>
~~

Ernest Lau is in a position to see aspects of Oahu's water supply the rest of us would rather miss: lines running through old communities, right beneath the sidewalks; exposed water pipes showing a level of corrosion that surely signals a break ahead.

But that's the truth of an aging water delivery system, and Lau, the 10th person to hold the manager and chief engineer title at the Honolulu Board of Water Supply, would rather just confront it. Login for more...



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