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Ask the Mayor: Sprinkler Wasting Water at Maui Lani

November 30, 2014, 12:02 PM HST
* Updated December 9, 8:48 AM
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Sprinklers at Maui Lani. Photo courtesy County of Maui.

Sprinklers at Maui Lani. Photo courtesy County of Maui.

The mayor answers questions from the public in this series.

By Mayor Alan Arakawa

Q: I drive by a landscaping sprinkler “car wash” every morning along a median strip in Wailuku and keep hoping that someone will eventually do something to control the obvious.

The photo I’m attaching was taken in August and I drove by the exact same conditions this morning in mid-November.

Unfortunately, this is one of many examples of pure waste of water as a result of landscape requirements for development.

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A: This portion of Maui Lani Parkway is privately owned.

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However, our Public Works Department has notified Maui Lani Partners who will in turn request that the responsible party make the adjustment to the irrigation system.

It appears to be a bad irrigation head, but as you noted, the result is a lot of “lost” water.

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Submit your questions about County of Maui programs, services, operations or policies to Mayor Alan Arakawa via email: [email protected], phone: 270-7855 or mail: 200 S. High Street, 9th Floor, Wailuku, Hawaii 96793. Questions submitted will be considered for inclusion in the Ask the Mayor column.

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