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Ask The Mayor: Are the Honokowai Beach Restrooms Open Yet?

December 28, 2014, 12:00 PM HST
* Updated January 5, 7:30 AM
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Honokowai Park image courtesy County of Maui.

Honokowai Park. Courtesy County of Maui.

The mayor answers questions from the public in this series.

By Mayor Alan Arakawa

Q: If the renovations of the restrooms at Honokowai Beach Park are completed, why aren’t the bathrooms open already?

A: For one simple but very important reason: the county Parks Department is still waiting for a back-ordered part for the lift pump, which takes the wastewater from the restrooms and transports it uphill to the sewer line.

As we all know, liquids do not “flow” uphill, and this location requires wastewater to be pumped up from the bathrooms to work properly.

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Parks estimates it will take a few more weeks for the part to arrive, then the restrooms will be opened to the public.

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Want to Ask the Mayor?

Submit your questions about County of Maui programs, services, operations or policies to Mayor Alan Arakawa via email: [email protected], phone: 270-7855 or mail: 200 S. High Street, 9th Floor, Wailuku, HI 96793. Questions submitted will be considered for inclusion in the Ask the Mayor column.

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