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Ask the Mayor: When Will We Get Showers & Facilities at Kokua Pool?

July 13, 2015, 7:20 AM HST
* Updated July 19, 12:05 PM
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The Kokua pool is located at the Kahului Community Center in Central Maui. File photo by Wendy Osher.

The Kokua pool is located at the Kahului Community Center in Central Maui. File photo by Wendy Osher.

Mayor Alan Arakawa answers some of the most-asked questions submitted to his office staff.

Dear Mayor:

Q: I noticed that there are temporary showers and restrooms at Kokua Pool. When will we get our regular restrooms back?

A: Might not be until the end of summer. Our Department of Parks and Recreation staff tells me that the pumps that remove the wastewater from the restroom lift station need to be replaced. Although the work can be done fairly quickly, shipping the needed parts may take up to eight weeks. Please note that the restroom closure does not affect the Kokua Pool itself and it remains open during regular business hours. Our parks personnel did an excellent job scrambling to find portable showers and bathrooms to keep the pool open and deserve to be recognized by the community for their good work. I’m sure they will get the restrooms and showers reopened as quickly as they can as well, mahalo.

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

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