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County to hold meeting on recycled water storage tank, conduct parking improvements at West Maui park facilities

By Staff | Sep 22, 2016

WAILUKU – The county Department of Environmental Management has scheduled a public meeting to discuss a proposed one million-gallon recycled water storage tank located off Puukolii Road in Kaanapali.

The meeting will be held on Thursday, Sept. 22, at 6 p.m. at Lahaina Civic Center (upstairs from the gym).

The recycled water storage tank is proposed to the north of Puukolii Road near the intersection of Puu Hale Street.

Area residents and members of the Kaanapali Hillside Homeowners Association told the Lahaina News that the county did a poor job informing them about plans for the 27-foot-high (at the top of the dome), 96-foot diameter tank.

In a prior interview, County Councilman Mike White explained that the storage tank is part of a project begun in Fiscal Year 2012 to convert discharge from the Lahaina Wastewater Reclamation Facility to R-1 quality treated wastewater for irrigation. The project also includes service lateral installations and pump upgrades to transport the R1 water throughout the community.

In other county news, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced that Phase I of parking improvements at West Maui park facilities began Monday and is expected to conclude on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016.

Improvements include asphalt cold plane and resurfacing, tree root mitigation, lot striping and curbs, and ADA parking spaces and access aisles.

Work is being planned to allow facilities to remain open while parking lots are closed. Signs will be placed notifying the public of the closure at each facility as construction continues.

Facilities affected by construction closures include Lahaina Recreation Center 1 and 2, Lahaina Aquatic Center, Napili Park, Honokowai Beach Park, and Wahikuli Wayside north, central and south parking lots.

Work will be done between 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The contractor is Maui Kupono Builders; total construction cost is $940,717.

The construction schedule – which may be modified due to weather conditions or other reasons – is as follows: Lahaina Recreation Center 1, Sept. 19-27; Lahaina Recreation Center 2, Sept. 27 to Oct. 6; Lahaina Aquatic Center Phase 1, Oct. 3-10; Lahaina Aquatic Center Phase 2, Oct. 10-18; Napili Park, Oct. 17-25; Honokowai Beach Park, Oct. 24-Nov. 1; Wahikuli Wayside North, Nov. 1-15; Wahikuli Wayside Central, Nov. 16-18; and Wahikuli Wayside South, Nov. 21 to Dec. 7.

For more information, contact April Shiotani at 270-8017 or the West Parks and Recreation Office at 661-4685.