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Comments Sought on Kahului
Wastewater Facility Project

Updated 02:17 AM HST, January 29, 2011
Posted 09:44 AM HST, January 25, 2011

By Wendy Osher

A proposed shoreline erosion protection project at the Wailuku-Kahului Wastewater Reclamation Facility is the subject of an upcoming public meeting on Maui. The project seeks to protect the facility from ongoing shoreline erosion and rising sea levels.

The Wailuku-Kahului Wastewater Reclamation Facility is located between Kanaha Pond and Kanaha Beach near the Kahului Airport. Aerial photography by Wendy Osher.

The public meeting takes place Wednesday, February 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Maui Waena Intermediate School Cafeteria.

At this meeting the County will present the various alternatives being considered for the mitigation of shoreline erosion at at the facility. Public comments and questions will be addressed following a presentation.

An Environmental Assessment and EIS Preparation Notice have also been filed with the State Department of Health.  The deadline for comments on the document is February 21, 2011.

Comments should be addressed to the following recipients:

  • Department of Environmental Management. Attention: Kyle Ginoza, Director. 2200 Main Street, Suite 100, Wailuku, Hawaii 96793
  • Munekiyo & Hiraga, Inc.  Attention: Colleen Suyama, Senior Associate  305 High Street, Suite 104, Wailuku, Hawaii 96793

The EA/EISPN is available at the Kahului and Wailuku Public Libraries or online at OEQC’s web site .

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