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Oahu’s #1 Alternative

to Bottled Water & Home Delivery
  1. Great tasting water
    for a healthy body!
  2. 50¢ per gallon!


Accepting EBT & credit cards at Non-Coin Operated Machines Inside of Store Only
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Times Super Markets

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Aiea 99-115 Aiea Heights Dr.
Aiea, HI 96701
Beretania 1290 S. Beretania
Honolulu, HI 96814
Kahala 1173 21st Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96816
Kaimuki 3221 Waialae Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96816
Kaneohe 45-934 Kam Hwy.
Kaneohe, HI 96744
Kam Shopping Center 1620 N School St.
Honolulu, HI 96789
Koolau 47-388 Hui Iwa Street
Kaneohe, HI
Liliha 1425 Liliha Street
Honolulu, HI 96817
McCully 1772 S. King Street
Honolulu, HI 96826
Mililani 95-1249 Meheula Parkway
Mililani, HI 96789
Royal Kunia 94-615 Kupuohi Place
Waipahu, HI 96797
Waimalu 98-1264 Kaahamanu
Pearl City, HI 96782
Waipahu 94-766 Farrington Hwy
Waipahu, HI 96797

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School Street 414 N School Street
Honolulu, HI 96817


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Safeway Stores

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Ewa Beach 91-1119 Keaunui Drive
Ewa Beach, HI 96706
Kailua 200 Hamakua Drive
Kailua, HI 96734
Kapahulu 888 Kapahulu Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96816
Kapolei 91-590 Farrington Hwy
Kapolei, HI 96707
Kahului 170 E Kamehameha Ave
Kahului Maui, HI 96732
Kihei 277 Pi'Ikea Avenue
Kihei Maui, HI 96753
Lahaina 1221 Honapiilani Highway
Lahaina Maui, HI 96761
Lani 58 Maui Lani Parkway #5000
Wailuku, HI 96793
Pali 1360 Pali Highway
Honolulu, HI 96813
Waimalu/Aiea 98-1277 Kaahumanu
Pearl City, HI 96782


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Military Locations

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Army & Air Force Base Aliamanu Military Reserve
Army & Air Force Base
Hickam Air Force Base
Army & Air Force Base
Schofield Army Base
Navy Exchange
Barbers Point
Navy Exchange
Gas Lanes
Navy Exchange Halsey Terrace
Navy Exchange
Iriquois Point
Navy Exchange
Pearl Harbor Garden Center
4725 Bougainville Drive
Building #276
Honolulu, HI 96818


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 Independent Stores

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Barcelona Grocery 909 Factory Street
Honolulu 96819
Don Quijote 94-144 Farrington Hwy
Waipahu, HI 96797
Ewa Town Center
(behind Shiros)
91-140 Ft. Weaver Road
Ewa Beach
Grindz Station 1010 Keolu Drive
Kailua, HI 96734
Honolulu Warehouse
(99 Ranch Market)
1151 Mapunapuna Street
Honolulu, HI 96819
Kokua Market &
Natural Foods
2643 S. King Street
Honolulu 96817
Malama Market 66-190 Kam Hwy.
Haleiwa, HI 96712
Micronesia Mart 1745 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96826
NII Superette 94-1013 Waipahu Street
Waipahu, HI 96797
San Nicholas 2130 N. King Street
Honolulu, HI 96819
Skyson 600 N. King Street
Honolulu, HI 96817


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 Independent Stores part 2

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Tamura's Super Market 86-032 Farrington Hwy.
Waianae, HI 96792
Waianae Store 85-863 Farrington Hwy.
Waianae, HI 96792
Waipahu Town Center 94-050 Farrington Hwy
Waipahu, HI 96797
Young's Wine & Spirits 1221 Piikoi Street
Honolulu, HI 96814


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Longs Super Markets

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Ewa 91-919 Fort Weaver Road
Ewa, HI 96706
Ewa Beach 91-1401 Fort Weaver Road
Ewa Beach, HI 96706
Hawaii Kai 377 Keahole Street
Honolulu, HI 96825
Mililani Town Center95-1249 Meheula Parkway
Mililani, HI 96789
Mililani Mauka 95-1077 Anamakua Drive
Mililani, HI 96789
Mililani Market Place 94-780 Meheula Parkway
Mililani, HI 96789
Moiliili 2220 S. King Street
Honolulu, HI 96817
Kapolei 590 Farrington Hwy
Kapolei, HI 96707
Kaneohe 46-047 Kamehameha Hwy
Kaneohe, HI 96744
Pearl City 850 Kamehameha Hwy.
Pearl City, HI
Salt Lake 848 Ala Lilikoi Street
Honolulu, HI 96818-3138
Waianae 86-120 Farrington Hwy
Waianae, HI 96792


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Map - All Locations

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Purification Process

Step 1

  1. City water is piped into the water machine and goes through a sediment filter. The 5 micron pre-filter cleans the dirt and sediment collected in the water lines along the way to the store, your house, etc. This is done before it goes through the carbon filtration.
  2. Step 2

  3. Carbon Filtration in the form of either carbon filters or a carbon tank is next in line. Carbon takes out chlorine, chloramines, solvents, lead, insecticides, gasses and other harmful contaminants.
  4. Step 3

  5. Reverse Osmosis (R.O.) removes substantial amounts of most inorganic chemicals (such as salts, metals, minerals) most microorganisms including cryptosporidium and giardia, and most (but not all) inorganic contaminants.
    How does Reverse Osmosis work?
    Reverse osmosis uses a membrane that is semi-permeable, allowing pure water to pass through it, while rejecting the contaminants that are too large to pass through the tiny pores in the membrane.
  6. Step 4

  7. Post Carbon Filtration is the last step before going into a holding tank. Clean purified water is run through one final carbon filter to ensure great taste.
  8. Step 5

  9. When you vend your water the final stage is when the water leaves the tank and goes through ultraviolet light to sterilize your water.
    How does ultraviolet light work?
    ultraviolet light (UV)-C rays penetrate the cells of harmful bacteria and viruses in our drinking water, destroying their ability to reproduce. Without this ability, these organisms die and no longer pose a health threat. It is a simple but very effective process, with the system destroying 99.99% of harmful microorganisms.

  10. The above five step process is one of the most thorough ways to purify water for home and light commercial applications available today. We take extra care with the maintenance and clean and sanitize our machines once to twice a week. We change our filters, R.O. membranes and UV lights before they expire not after. Our mission is to provide the best quality of water possible to our customers.

Business Opportunities

Please contact Carl DeForest to discuss further business opportunities with Tropical Island Water. Simply send a letter to:

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About Us

Tropical Island Water was the First and is the Largest water vending company on Oahu. We started with 10 water machines in February 1994 and presently have over 65 machines on Oahu.

Our first goal is to provide clean, affordable and great tasting water to our customers. Our other main goal is to provide convenient and consistent places to purchase your water hassle free.

If you get to a water machine that is not working all you have to do is see customer service inside of the store or call the number on the machine to report a problem.

We will be there to fix it within 24 hours guaranteed!
Customer Service in most cases will also provide you with refund coupons to be used in any Tropical Island Water Vending Machine.

In 20+ years of being in business all of our water machines have been up and running within 24 hrs of our receiving a service call. We do our best to service a water machine immediately after getting a service call so our customers are not inconvenienced when they go to get their bottles filled.