BOARD OF WATER SUPPLY ENERGY IMPROVEMENTS
PCSI has been supporting the Honolulu Board of Water Supply (BWS) in the implementation of energy conservation projects at multiple facilities on Oahu. The primary effort in this project was related to the installation of a large solar array in the parking lots of the BWS headquarters facilities on Beretania Street in Honolulu.
PCSI conducted a Phase II Detailed Archaeological Inventory Survey (AIS) at BWS Beretania facility. The AIS included 21 controlled test excavations and the recovery of 712 artifacts that were analyzed in PCSI’s Archaeology Laboratory.
During test excavations, PCSI discovered one intact human burial. We prepared a Burial Treatment Plan (BTP) to address the burial and assisted the BWS in obtaining approval of the BTP from the Oahu Island Burial Council.
Following approval of the AIS and BTP, PCSI prepared an Archaeological Monitoring Plan (AMP) for construction of the solar array. PCSI subsequently provided over 4,500 hours of full-time archaeological monitoring during a 22-month construction period. An additional 448 artifacts were recovered during construction monitoring and analyzed in PCSI’s laboratory.