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Maui near shore waters, file photo by Wendy Osher.
Federal Ruling: Maui County Is Violating Clean Water Act
June 2nd, 2014 · 9 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (20) · Featured, Maui News
 

The county’s use of injection wells at the Lahaina Wastewater Reclamation Facility in West Maui violates the federal Clean Water Act according to a federal district court ruling on Friday, the environmental law firm Earthjustice announced.


The green alga Ulva fasciata blooming in the nearshore waters of Kahekili Beach in 2004. (Credit: Jennifer Smith)
Federal Suit Filed Against Maui for Lahaina Discharge
April 16th, 2012 · 3 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (6) · Featured, Maui News
 

The groups allege that wastewater or sewage from the treatment facility is injected into the wells, and then flows via groundwater through the subsurface into near-shore Maui ocean waters.


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.


Mayor Alan Arakawa. Photo by Wendy Osher.
VIDEO: Maui Gains Perspective at HSAC Event
July 1st, 2011 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News
 

Mayor Arakawa said the gathering was helpful in providing insight on how each county approaches issues such as union contracts, wastewater systems, and infrastructure.


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.


Maui near shore waters, file photo by Wendy Osher.
Community Groups to Sue Maui Over Injection Wells
June 29th, 2011 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News
 

Maui community groups, represented by Earthjustice, plan to sue the County of Maui claiming ongoing violations of the Clean Water Act at the Lahaina Wastewater Reclamation Facility.