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Ask the Mayor: When Will Plumbing at Kokua Pool Be Fixed?

September 24, 2017, 12:02 PM HST · Updated September 24, 10:01 AM
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The Kōkua pool is located at the Kahului Community Center in Central Maui. File photo by Wendy Osher.

Mayor Alan Arakawa answers some of the questions submitted to his staff. Questions submitted will be considered for inclusion in the “Ask the Mayor” column. Submit your own questions about County of Maui programs, services, operations or policies to Mayor Alan Arakawa at (808) 270-7855,  AskTheMayor@mauicounty.gov  or mail them to 200 S. High St., 9th Floor, Wailuku, HI 96793.

Aloha Mayor:

Q: I am writing in concern of the closure of the restrooms at Kokua Pool in Kahului. For the past couple weeks, I’ve been swimming at Kokua Pool and was told the restrooms were closed for over two months because the plumbing needed to be fixed.

The county placed two portable toilets there but there is no changing area.

The portable potty booth is not a proper changing room. There are no hooks to hang your clothes and towel while undressing and redressing. Plus the proximity to toilet while changing is too close.

I just wanted to know, when will the plumbing at Kokua Pool be fixed? Thank you.

A: Our Parks Department maintenance chief says that the pumps that operate the wastewater pump station at Kokua Pool need to be replaced and then the restrooms will be operational.

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The contractor estimates that the replacement pump is anticipated to arrive at the end of October and that the restrooms should be open by mid-November provided there are no shipping delays or unforeseen repairs once work starts.

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