County Seeks Development of Mahinahina and Kahana Wells

July 29, 2019, 9:02 AM HST · Updated July 29, 12:14 PM
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The County of Maui, Department of Water Supply is proposing a West Maui Source Development Project, which involves the development of existing exploratory wells.

The project seeks the development of the Mahinahina Well and the Kahana Well into production wells and related improvements to integrate the wells into the department’s West Maui Water System.

Related improvements include the construction of a 500,000-gallon control tank, transmission waterlines, electrical lines and access road improvements.

The project is located in the Lahaina District approximately three miles east and mauka of Honokōwai Beach Park.

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According to a Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact filed by the county, the proposed West Maui Source Development Project will provide additional water source and system reliability to the West Maui Water System.

The Maui Department of Water Supply has drilled and tested both exploratory wells at these locations and results indicate that these wells have “reliable capacity.”

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