Council Weakens “Show Me the Water”

County council members approved a bill that would relax the county’s “Show Me the Water” policy for “affordable housing projects” and certain other developments.

Projects which would be exempt from a county requirement to prove they have a dedicated source of water before starting construction include

  • in-fill projects with 10 or fewer residential units,
  • residential work-force housing projects developed by a qualified housing provider,
  • public and quasi-public developments and related subdivisions,
  • and 100 percent “affordable housing” projects.

The exemption would apply only to areas served by the county’s Central and West Maui water systems.

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