1. On Sept. 20, County of Maui officials said that about 62,500 gallons of wastewater spilled into the ocean off Kahului Beach Road in Wailuku. Back in August, there was another sewage spill, this time into Kahului Harbor. How large was that August spill? A. 48,000 gallons B. 58,000 gallons C. 68,000 gallons D. 78,000 gallons E. 88,000 gallons 2. On Sept. 22, U.S. Senator … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: What do you know about upcoming work on the Maui Veterans Cemetery?
The County of Maui’s violation of the Clean Water Act by discharging millions of gallons of wastewater into injection wells in West Maui is widely known. The judge’s ruling came in 2014, two years after environmental organizations filed suit, alleging that the injection wells were significantly harming coral reefs in the Lahaina area–most notably, at Honolua Bay and Kahekili … [Read more...] about The County of Maui is already in hot water over sewage in the ocean off West Maui, but a new study says that the Kihei coast is far worse
In case you missed it, a federal judge has again smacked the County of Maui with Clean Water Act violations. Once again, it’s at the old Lahaina Wastewater Reclamation Facility. Turns out injected treated sewage into the ground there is illegal. As we’ve known for a couple years now, the waste has a way of finding its way into the ocean, where it damages the near-shore … [Read more...] about Federal Judge again smacks County of Maui with Clean Water Act violations
We've known for a year now that the County of Maui's Lahaina Wastewater Reclamation Facility (LWRF) has been damaging precious coral reefs just off Kahekili Beach ("Airport Beach") in Ka'anapali. It comes from the practice of injecting three to five million gallons of wastewater into the ground each day. In July 2013, the University of Hawaii released a study showing that an … [Read more...] about Federal Court Rules County Of Maui Violating Clean Water Act At Lahaina Wastewater Facility
By Anthony Pignataro WASTE NOT, SUE NOT Even after two years away from Maui, I’m pleasantly surprised to see so much of the island virtually unchanged. Paia retains its quaint feel, Haleakala still looks gorgeous in the early morning air and environmentalists are still battling the Lahaina Wastewater Reclamation Facility. I can remember talking to locals expressing their … [Read more...] about Coconut Wireless