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Ask the Mayor: When Will the Irrigation at Ulua Beach Be Fixed?

April 18, 2016, 8:02 AM HST
* Updated April 18, 6:51 AM
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Ulua Beach in Wailea, 7/31/13. Photo by Wendy Osher.

Ulua Beach in Wailea, 7/31/13. Photo by Wendy Osher.

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

Submit your own questions about County of Maui programs, services, operations or policies to Mayor Alan Arakawa via email at [email protected], call 270-7855 or send them 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.

Dear Mr. Mayor:

Q: When are they going to fix the broken irrigation line at Ulua Beach? It’s been leaking for months. I’ve put in Request for Service and called.

A: I checked with our Maui County Department of Parks & Recreation about this, and was informed that its irrigator and the Wailea Community Association irrigator have inspected the entire park looking for leaks and testing every station.


They have determined there are no leaks and that the water running down the access road is from the neighboring development overwatering its strip of grass adjacent to the park entry.


It seems that private system’s head placement needs to be adjusted as the water is shooting into the road and then down our park entry road. WCA has called them again to inform them of the issue.


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