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October 12, 2010

Longs Drugs Kahului to host Maui Drug Take Back

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... Read more »
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October 05, 2010

Maui Nui Botanical Gardens offers tours of the garden starting October 5, 2010

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... Read more »
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September 07, 2010

Committee to consider potential new water source for Upcountry Maui

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... Read more »
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August 16, 2010

Two new replacement water tanks planned for Omaopio in Kula, Maui

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... Read more »
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August 06, 2010

VIDEO:fire near Kehalani Mauka subdivision on Maui burns 60 acres; Under Control

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... Read more »
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July 13, 2010

Happy Valley fire 80 percent contained

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... Read more »
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June 14, 2010

Water levels at Upper Kula reservoirs near empty

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... Read more »
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June 03, 2010

Kula, Ulupalakua customers urged to conserve water

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... Read more »
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June 01, 2010

Upcountry water meter Amendment aimed at efficiency

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... Read more »
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April 26, 2010

FEIS accepted for 9 mgd Waiale Water Treatment Plant

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... Read more »
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April 23, 2010

Lanai Wellhead Protection Project Public Meeting April 29

The Department of Water Supply is seeking public input on the Wellhead Protection project on Lanai.  The project was initiated to protect the wells that supply drinking water to the community. Drinking water wells can become contaminated by common activities such as pouring motor oil and household chemicals down drains, using too much pesticides or... Read more »
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June 24, 2009


Residents of Molokai are reminded to conserve water as the county works to replace a pump and motor at the Kualapu’u Well. County officials say current efforts are not enough and water levels at the tank have fallen rapidly since the well was shut down for the repair on Monday. Customers of Kaunakakai and Kalae... Read more »
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April 20, 2009


Due to a power outage in Wailuku this morning (Monday, April 20, 2009), the Department of Water Supply is requesting customers in Central and South Maui to conserve water today and tomorrow (April 20 and 21).  The affected areas include Paia, Kuau, Spreckelsville, Puunene, Kahului, Wailuku, Waihee, Waikapu, Maalaea, Kihei, Wailea, and Makena. The power... Read more »
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