'Smells Like Gasoline:' Military Families in Hawaii Say They Are Being Sickened by Their Tap Water
[Mil.com] At least 500 families living in military housing in Honolulu woke Sunday morning to find that their tap water had an oily sheen and smelled like fuel.
Residents like Army spouse Hanna, who lives in Navy-owned housing at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, told Military.com she has had nosebleeds and her toddler developed diarrhea over the weekend before she noticed the odor.
Two days later, her family is buying bottled water, hoping someone in charge will bring in truckloads of water and explain what's going on.
"It smells like gasoline, fuel, kerosene," said Hanna, who asked that her last name not be used out of concern it could harm her husband's career. "No one is providing us any relief."
The problem seems largely to be affecting Pearl Harbor and Hickam housing but residents of other areas, like Aliamanu Military Reservation, also on Oahu, have reported odor and illnesses affecting families, including headaches, rashes, vomiting and nosebleeds.
Posted by: Besoeker 2021-12-02