|May 21, 2013|
|6:30 pm||to||8:30 pm|
From Kihei Community Association:
May 21 Community Meeting at 6:30 PM
Will South Maui Have Enough Water?
Listen to these esteemed experts at the Charter School
Everyone is welcome.
Will South Maui “run out” of water? The Kihei Community Association’s (KCA) May 21 meeting at 6:30 PM at the Kihei Charter School at 41 E. Lipoa examines this vital query with a panel of water experts, Commissioner Jonathan Starr, environmental scientist Robin Knox and Michael Howden, permaculturalist and former County water board commissioner.. All of this and our “Sense of Place” segment and some word from Maui Outdoor Circle too.
Please remember those non perishable food donations for the Maui Food Bank that you can drop off when you check in on Tuesday. As usual, doors open at 6:00 PM for pupu and talk story.
Next month’s meeting, June 18. will examine the 2013 State Legislature session. You do not have to be a member to attend our meetings, but we sure do encourage membership to expand and diversify our community voice.
Getting Involved in the Maui Water Use and Development Plan Process
Everyone depends upon an adequate water supply for Maui’s future. An update on the process of completing the Maui Island Water Use and Development Plan (WUDP), will begin soon. The public is invited to a short presentation on Tuesday November 13 from 6 to 7:30 pm at UHMC Pilana Multipurpose room, explaining what the plan is, how the process will work, and how communities can be involved. “We want to make sure the public is aware that this final update of the Water Use Plan, will be different from the earlier draft reviewed by the Maui Board of Water Supply and Maui County Council in 2010,” said Michael Howden, a former Chairperson of the Board of Water Supply . “It will cover the entire island of Maui, both public and private water systems, and be integrated with the Maui Island Plan to reflect projected growth rates and future water demand.”
The event is being sponsored by the Maui County Department of Water Supply, Maui Tomorrow Foundation, and Sustainable Living Institute of Maui. Pam Pogue, Planning Program Manager for the Maui County Department of Water Supply, will be the guest presenter.
“We are sure everyone wants to know how the Water Use and Development Plan Process is going to work,” Maui Tomorrow Executive Director Irene Bowie stated. “Good water planning is the key to a sustainable future and food and energy self sufficiency for Maui Island.”
For more information on the event contact Maui Tomorrow at 244-7570
From the Maui News
Mayor Alan Arakawa is urging Maui residents to conserve water while underground aquifers recharge their supply of fresh water.
The appeal is a general water conservation request, said Paul Meyer, deputy director of the county Department of Water Supply.
The last three to four weeks have been particularly dry and surface water sources Upcountry and in Iao and Waihee valleys have been running low, he said.
Recently, the water department shut down its Olinda Water Treatment Facility because of low water flows, Meyer said.
Read the entire article at the Maui News