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Longs Drugs Kahului to host Maui Drug Take Back
Longs Drugs Kahului to host Maui Drug Take Back
October 12th, 2010 · Comments Off · Maui News
 

Maui hosts its first Drug Take Back service this Saturday, October 16th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Maui Mall Longs Drugs Store in Kahului.  The program was launched by the state in September as part of a nation-wide effort to reduce the risk of accidental poisoning, prevent entry of the drugs into […]


Photo Courtesy Maui Nui Botanical Gardens.
Maui Nui Botanical Gardens offers tours of the garden starting October 5, 2010
October 5th, 2010 · Comments Off · Maui News
 

Volunteers at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens begin leading tours of the Garden’s native plantings starting today, October 5th, 2010, as part of its new education program “Ulu Ka Hoi” (to grow interest).  Tours cover conservation, natural history and ethnobotanical uses of native and Polynesian introduced plants, as well as the Gardens’ current projects in each […]


Committee to consider potential new water source for Upcountry Maui
Committee to consider potential new water source for Upcountry Maui
September 7th, 2010 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News
 

The Maui County Council’s Water Resources Committee will consider the use of the Piiholo South Well as a potential new water source for Upcountry Maui residents.  The item comes up for consideration at a special meeting on Tuesday, September 7, 2010 at 9 a.m. in the Council Chambers. “Discussion on this matter is preliminary, and the focus of […]


Click to enlarge.  Image courtesy Munekiyo & Hiraga.
Two new replacement water tanks planned for Omaopio in Kula, Maui
August 16th, 2010 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News
 

By Wendy Osher The County of Maui Department of Water Supply is proposing to construct two new replacement water tanks along Omaopio Road in Kula.  Currently, residents living along the road have a limited storage capacity of potable water for their domestic and agricultural use.  In addition to increasing storage capacity, the project is also […]


Click on image to view VIDEO from Kehalani Mauka fire.
VIDEO:fire near Kehalani Mauka subdivision on Maui burns 60 acres; Under Control
August 6th, 2010 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News
 

By Wendy Osher (4:15 p.m. 8/6/10) The Kehalani fire that started just before midnight, remains at 60 acres and no injuries are reported.  There was damage reported to waterlines connected to the ‘Iao Water Treatment Facility, which has been shut down while lines are repaired.  The shutdown does not currently affect water customers in the area. Fire […]


Happy Valley fire 80 percent contained
Happy Valley fire 80 percent contained
July 13th, 2010 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News
 

Firefighters gained 80 percent containment on a fire that has burned 24 acres since it first started Sunday night.  Officials confirmed the Happy Valley fire was sparked by fireworks.  No homes were damaged and firefighters continue to monitor the burn area. According to the Department of Water Supply, a safe water level for the tank […]


Water levels at Upper Kula reservoirs near empty
Water levels at Upper Kula reservoirs near empty
June 14th, 2010 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News
 

Drought conditions upcountry have resulted in near empty conditions at the Upper Kula reservoirs.  According to the Maui Department of Water Supply, the 30 MG (million gallon ) Waikamoi Reservoir is empty and the 100 MG Kahakapao Reservoir is less than 26% full. The water department plans to reduce production at the Olinda Water Treatment […]


Kula, Ulupalakua customers urged to conserve water
Kula, Ulupalakua customers urged to conserve water
June 3rd, 2010 · Comments Off · Maui News
 

The Department of Water Supply today urged all residents and businesses in Kula, Ulupalakua, and Kanaio to use water for health and safety purposes only while the Department restores water to safe levels in the storage tanks. Consumption for the Upcountry water system has averaged 8.6 million gallons per day (MGD) for the past two […]


File Photo Upcountry reservoir.  By Wendy Osher.
Upcountry water meter Amendment aimed at efficiency
June 1st, 2010 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News
 

By Wendy Osher Residents on the Upcountry water meter list would have more time to complete improvements under an amendment that advanced out of committee today.  The Council’s Water Resources Committee approved an amendment that gives water meter awardees a five year window to complete necessary improvements instead of the current two year parameter. Committee […]


FEIS accepted for 9 mgd Waiale Water Treatment Plant
FEIS accepted for 9 mgd Waiale Water Treatment Plant
April 26th, 2010 · Comments Off · Maui News
 

A final Environmental Impact statement was accepted for the proposed Waiale Water Treatment Facility in Wailuku.  The system is designed to process surface water from the Hopoi Chute and is anticipated to yield approximately 9 million gallons of water per day.  The treated water would be conveyed to the County of Maui for its Central […]


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