Testimony Needed for Compost Toilet/ Septic Tank Bill Hearing on 2-28-12

To all concerned:

SB 2640, introduced by Senator Maile Shimabukuro, would allow compost toilets and septic tanks by eliminating the requirement to hook into sewer lines. As described in the bill: “Provides that a county may not prohibit, based upon proximity to a county sewer system, the use of an otherwise authorized wastewater system as an on-site means of wastewater disposal in lieu of wastewater treatment works.”

The bill is the only item on a joint hearing by Committees on Public Safety …(PGM, Chair Senator Will Espero) and Energy and Environment (ENE, Chair senator Mike Gabbard). It is scheduled for Tue, Feb 28, at 2:30 PM in Rm 224 at Capitol.

Testimony may be sent to: PGMtestimony@capitol.hawaii.gov

Click on link below to see hearing notice, text of bill, and instructions for submitting testimony to PGM Committee:


If you have any questions, call Sen. Shimabukuro’s aide, Wally Inglis, at 586-7793.

Spread the word!

2 Responses

  1. This is in support of this bill SB2640


  2. This is a very important bill I would appreciate the PGM committee to vote in favor of SB2640


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