Two new replacement water tanks planned for Omaopio in Kula, Maui
By Wendy Osher
The County of Maui Department of Water Supply is proposing to construct two new replacement water tanks along Omaopio Road in Kula. Currently, residents living along the road have a limited storage capacity of potable water for their domestic and agricultural use. In addition to increasing storage capacity, the project is also expected to provide additional fire protection for residents.
A 200,000 gallon reservoir will replace an existing 12,000 gallon tank at the Upper site; while a 40,000 gallon steel tank will replace an old 12,000 gallon tank that has been removed at the Lower Tank site. The tanks are planned for development approximately 1.5 miles apart along Omaopio Road.
A 30 day public comment period on the project’s Draft environmental assessment began last week, on August 8, 2010.