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Ask the Mayor: When Will Kokua Pool Restrooms Re-Open?

February 5, 2018, 2:37 PM HST
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Mayor Alan Arakawa answers some of the questions submitted to his staff.

Submit your own questions about County of Maui programs, services, operations or policies to Mayor Alan Arakawa at [email protected], (808) 270-7855 or mail them to 200 S. High St., 9th Floor, Wailuku, HI 96793.

Questions submitted will be considered for inclusion in the “Ask the Mayor” column.

Dear Mayor,

Q: I am writing in concern of the restrooms at Kokua Pool being still closed. Using the portable toilets is getting old and portable toilets are not a proper changing room. When will something be done to get them opened?

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A: I have good news. I have received word from the Maui County Department of Parks & Recreation that repairs to the lift station have started. If everything goes as planned, we should have them open soon.

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We apologize for any inconvenience the delay may have caused, but the much-needed part for the repairs was back-ordered by the manufacture.

I would like to mention that the parks department will be installing an upgraded pump to accommodate the increase in pool usage. To prevent future delays, the department has ordered a second pump as backup, so if by chance the first pump goes out, we will have a pump on hand, which should minimize pool closure time.

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