Lanai Wellhead Protection Project Public Meeting April 29

April 23, 2010, 12:33 PM HST · Updated April 23, 12:33 PM
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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 fertilizers, and illegal dumping. The land areas that could contribute water and pollutants to the water supply have been delineated or mapped as “Wellhead Protection Areas”.

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The upcoming meeting will provide the public with current information about potential contaminating activities in wellhead protection areas on Lana’i and gather input on proposed protection strategies for existing and future wells.

The meeting runs from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, April 29th at the Lanai Community Center.

(Posted by Wendy Osher; Information courtesy Board of Water Supply)

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