Committee to consider potential new water source for Upcountry Maui

September 7, 2010, 12:11 AM HST · Updated September 7, 6:22 AM
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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 the committee meeting will be simply to gather information,” said Councilmember Michael P. Victorino, who chairs the committee. “But there are possible public uses of this privately owned well, and I’m eager to explore that potential,”  Victorino said.

According to Victorino, testing on the well has revealed a sustained pump capacity of at least 1.7 million gallons per day.

“The well’s capacity needs to be verified by tests approved by the Department of Water Supply.  If the department agrees that the well is a viable source of potable water, further discussion can continue,” said Victorino.

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Representatives of Piiholo South LLC, the well owner, have been invited to deliver a presentation at the meeting.

The meeting is open to the public. Meeting agendas are available on the Water Resources Committee website by following the link at http://www.mauicounty.gov/.

File Photo Upcountry reservoir. By Wendy Osher.

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