Ask the Mayor: When Will Missing Fire Hydrant be Replaced?

July 3, 2016, 12:00 PM HST · Updated July 3, 12:16 PM

Maui Now stock photo. July 2016

Maui Now stock photo. July 2016

Mayor Alan Arakawa answers some of the questions submitted to his office staff.

Submit your own questions about County of Maui programs, services, operations or policies to Mayor Alan Arakawa via email at [email protected], call 270-7855 or send them by mail to 200 S. High St., 9th Floor, Wailuku, HI 96793. Questions submitted will be considered for inclusion in the “Ask the Mayor” column.

Aloha Mayor Arakawa,

Q: There was a car accident on my street in Makawao last year, in which a fire hydrant was damaged and later removed. I’m worried because it has not been replaced since then, and if there is a fire,


I’m concerned that firefighters would not be able to access hydrant water in my area.

Who should I call?

A: You should call the 24-hour water service line (270-7633) to report the missing hydrant, because the county Department of Water Supply conducts the testing and maintenance of hydrants, not the fire department.

DWS would appreciate knowing about this missing hydrant for the same reasons as the concerns you expressed.



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