Ulupono Initiative

WAI: Wastewater Alternatives & Innovations

WAI: Wastewater Alternatives & Innovations is a Hawaii non-profit corporation established to implement new technologies to promote solutions reducing the need for cesspools in Hawaii. 

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Background

It’s estimated that Hawaii has more than 88,000 cesspools that discharge approximately 53 million gallons of raw sewage per day into Hawaii’s waters. These cesspools and failing septic systems contaminate drinking water, harm underground aquifers, and pollute marine environments. A pilot program was launched to employ innovative sanitation technology at a Priority 1 cesspool conversion zone, as defined by the Hawaii Department of Health.

Who We Worked With

Waiorg Inc., dba WAI: Wastewater Alternatives and Innovations, is a Hawaii non-profit corporation established to implement new technologies to reduce wastewater discharge from cesspools and provide innovative, affordable and eco-friendly solutions to wastewater management.

How We Partnered

$25,000 grant provided through the Ulupono Fund at the Hawaii Community Foundation

Impact

At a Glance

Investment Area
Waste Management
Financial Model
Non-Profit
Total Investment

$25,000

Website
waicleanwater.org/