Ask the Mayor: How About a Shower at Pā‘ia’s Baby Park?

June 12, 2017, 9:51 AM HST · Updated June 12, 3:59 PM
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Mayor Alan Arakawa answers some of the questions submitted to his staff.

Submit your own questions about County of Maui programs, services, operations or policies to Mayor Alan Arakawa at [email protected], 270-7855 or mail them to 200 S. High St., 9th Floor, Wailuku, HI 96793.

Questions submitted will be considered for inclusion in the “Ask the Mayor” column.

Mayor,

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Q: For a while, the shower at “Baby Park” (Lower Pā‘ia Bay Park) was busted and water was spewing everywhere. Now, it’s completely shut off.

The park is used a lot by kids and families and we really need something there.

In the old days, we had a water hose and that was enough. Can the county return the water hose until the shower is fixed? Either that or you can just leave the hose there and don’t fix the shower and save money. We don’t need much in Pā‘ia, just an old-fashioned, plain, green water hose is fine. Thanks.

A: Our Parks Department said that the recently redone showers at Lower Pā‘ia Bay Park are still under warranty, and a contractor will be going out this week to assess the repairs needed. A green hose may work fine for washing feet, but the kids and families who enjoy this park deserve showers that work properly.

By the same token, we ask that park users avoid pounding repeatedly on the push-button shower valves because doing so damages the mechanism—which causes the water to spew out.

Misuse and vandalism cause numerous expensive repairs, such as this one, that can be avoided by everyone taking good care of our county facilities. Mahalo.

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