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Public Meetings of Maui Island Water Use and Development Plan Scheduled

March 2, 2016, 5:00 AM HST
* Updated March 1, 4:53 PM
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The public is invited to participate in a series of upcoming meetings on water issues and solutions planned in various locations between March 10 and April 19, 2016.

Public input is sought as the Maui Department of Water Supply prepares the Maui Island Water Use and Developmental Plan.

The WUDP, drafted several years ago, is being redone to include all water users and water systems on Maui, and to focus more attention on ground, surface and alternative water resources.

These meetings will also provide an overview of the purpose of the WUDP and explain how the remainder of the public process will occur.  A second round of noticed meetings will be held about six weeks after each scheduled meeting.

Below is a list of upcoming meetings, all of which will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m.:

Wailuku Thursday, March 10 Wailuku Velma McWayne Community Center
West Maui Thursday, March 17 Lahaina Civic Center
Upcountry Monday, March 21 Eddie Tam Memorial Center
East Maui Tuesday, April 19 Hāna Community Center-Helene Hall

According to Hawaiʻi State law, each county is required to prepare, periodically update, and adopt by ordinance a WUDP to serve as the long-range planning blueprint for all uses of water in each county.  In addition to these public meetings, the public will also have opportunity to offer their input at all of the scheduled Maui County Council Water Resources Committee meetings.  The Department of Water Supply, Water Resources and Planning Division is hosting the meetings and can be reached at (808) 463-3110.

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