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Ask the Mayor: What Can be Done About the Wailuku DWS Facility?

August 24, 2015, 7:41 AM HST
* Updated August 30, 12:06 PM
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water_croppedMayor Alan Arakawa answers some of the most-asked questions submitted to his office staff.

Dear Mayor Arakawa,

Q: There is a dilapidated Department of Water Supply facility near my neighborhood in Wailuku, and there is a new access road and a 200-unit development being built that will bring many more drivers past this area. I’m sad to say the facility has a lot of trash, abandoned equipment and the Quonset hut badly needs a coat of paint. Do you know if there are funds available to fix up and clean up this area? It’s an area that many residents have to pass every day, and it sure would be nice if it was a little less of an eyesore.

A: The Quonset hut you’re referring to is a County Department of Water Supply facility on leased, privately-owned land; it is intended to be phased out completely in the next few years. For now, our water director says DWS staff will check on the trash and debris to determine if it is under the county’s jurisdiction, and if so, what kind of resources would be needed to clean it up.

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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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