Water Board awards top DWS officials with raises

  • Department of Water Supply Manager-Chief Engineer Keith Okamoto talks about the broken wells at a community forum in July at the West Hawaii Civic Center. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

KAILUA-KONA — Manager-Chief Engineer Keith Okamoto and Deputy Kawika Uyehara of the Hawaii County Department of Water Supply both received pay raises after what was arguably the department’s most tumultuous year in recent memory.