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Shoreline Protection Proposed at Kahului Wastewater Facility

September 20, 2012, 5:36 AM HST
* Updated September 20, 1:50 PM
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Kahului Wailuku Wastewater Treatment Plant, photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

The County of Maui is proposing to extend the shoreline protection at the Wailuku-Kahului Wastewater Reclamation Facility.

The Department of Environmental Management wants to extend a rock revetment by 1,200 feet to the west of the existing infrastructure.

The original revetment was constructed in 1979 at the recommendation of the Army Corps of Engineers to protect the facility.

Kahului Wailuku Wastewater Treatment Plant, photo by Wendy Osher.

The facility is located on Amala Place, across from the Kanaha Pond Wildlife Sanctuary and west of Kanaha Beach Park in Central Maui.

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A public informational meeting to discuss the project will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at the Kahului Community Center Meeting Room.

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Written comments will be accepted after the meeting until 4:30 p.m. on October 8, 2012 to the Director’s Office, Department of Environmental Management by mail at One Main Plaza, 2200 Main Street, Suite 100, Wailuku, Hawaii 96793 and the Planning Consultant, Munekiyo & Hiraga, Inc., 305 High Street, Suite 104, Wailuku, Hawaii 96793.

A 45 day public review and comment period on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement also runs through October 8, 2012.

Copies of the Draft EIS are available at the Wailuku Public Library, Kahului Public Library and online at the Office of Environmental Quality Control website at the following direct LINK.

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