More than 175 people signed a petition seeking the designation after learning that buyers intended to bottle water from property in Waihee. Petitioners say the water should not be exported and is needed on Maui.
The goal that the Maui group set this year is to raise $15,000 over the next three days. Officers climbed the scaffolding starting at 6 a.m. today, and will not return to the ground until the fundraising goals have been met, or until 2 p.m. on Sunday, September 18, which ever comes first.
By Tuesday, 25 homes remained without sufficient water pressure, and today, approximately a dozen homes in the uppermost part of the Maui Ranch Estates subdivision and above, were still affected by low water pressure or no water.