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Piilani Highway through Kaupo, file photo by Wendy Osher.
EPA Funds Green Street and Sustainable Strategy Workshop
May 7th, 2013 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

The public is invited to a workshop for Green Street and Sustainable Strategies taking place tonight, Tuesday, May 7, in Kahului. The workshop is one in a series funded by the Environmental Protection Agency, which identified Maui County among the list of communities throughout the US to receive technical assistance in meeting sustainability goals.


Piilani Highway through Kaupo, file photo by Wendy Osher.
Maui Selected for EPA’s Green Streets Program
February 7th, 2013 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

EPA staff and national experts will conduct workshops as part of the effort, assisting Maui in developing strategies for greening streets by adapting national best practices and case studies to a local context.


Maui near shore waters, file photo by Wendy Osher.
EPA Interim Report: Lahaina Water Safe for Swimming
December 21st, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

While the report confirms a hydrologic connection between the Lahaina facility’s treated wastewater injection wells and the near-shore seeps, monthly sampling by Hawaii Department of Health has detected no bacterial indicators.


Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa. Photo by Wendy Osher.
Maui Mayor Calls EPA Agreement “Win-Win”
October 24th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

“We are pleased that a major component of the agreement is the installation of a small eight-turbine wind farm that both supports Maui County’s commitment to clean energy and will act as the county’s pilot project for small-scale wind energy facilities,” said Mayor Arakawa.


Puunene, Maui.  Photo by Wendy Osher.
BREAKING: EPA, Maui Reach Settlement Over Pollution at Landfill
October 24th, 2012 · 10 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

The county will be responsible for the installation of at least eight wind turbines capable of generating 55,000 kilowatt hours per year, that will supply up to 38% of the landfill’s power needs.


Haleakala summit, Maui Now file photo.
Hawaii Regional Haze Plan on EPA Maui Agenda
May 30th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

The EPA plan is designed to achieve progress toward achieving visibility goals at both the Haleakala National Park on Maui and the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on Hawai’i Island.


Maui near shore waters, file photo by Wendy Osher.
EPA Agreement Finalized For Full Disinfection of Lahaina Wastewater Facility
September 29th, 2011 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News
 

The negotiated order was approved by the county in July. It requires the installation of a non-chlorine disinfection system at the facility by the end of December 2013.


Maui near shore waters, file photo by Wendy Osher.
Full Disinfection of Lahaina Wastewater Facility Proposed
August 18th, 2011 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News
 

The County of Maui must fully disinfect all wastewater at the Lahaina Wastewater Reclamation Facility under a proposed compliance order issued by the U.S. EPA.


Maui near shore waters, file photo by Wendy Osher.
Investigation Tracks Suspected Pollution From Lahaina Facility
August 5th, 2011 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News
 

The U.S. EPA joins state and federal agencies this week in launching an investigation to track suspected pollution from the Lahaina Wastewater Reclamation facility.


File photo by Wendy Osher.
Maui County Issues Response to Injection Well Claims
June 29th, 2011 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News
 

County authorities say they are actively working with the EPA and DOH to ensure compliance with laws at the Lahaina Wastewater Reclamation Facility.