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Public Input Sought for Water Resource Protection Plan

January 26, 2019, 11:52 AM HST
* Updated January 26, 12:18 PM
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The Commission on Water Resource Management is holding open hearings to solicit input on its update to the statewide Water Resource Protection Plan.

The purpose of the WRRP is to establish policies and identify actions needed to ensure the long-term protection and sustainability of Hawaiʻi’s precious and limited ground and surface water resources.

CWRM staff will hold seven hearings statewide starting on Feb. 5, 2019, so people on each island can participate.

All hearings will start promptly at 6 p.m. at the locations and dates below:

Tuesday, February 5, 2019


Lihue, Kaua`i.


Lihue Civic Center, Meeting Rooms 2A and 2B

( 4444 Rice Street, Lihue, Kaua`i, Hawaiʻi 96766)



Thursday, February 7, 2019

Kahului, Maui

Pomaikai Elementary School Cafeteria

(4650 S Kamehameha Ave, Kahului, Maui, Hawaiʻi 96732)


Tuesday, February 12, 2019


Kaunakakai School Cafeteria

(30 Ailoa Street, Kaunakakai, Molokaʻi, Hawaiʻi 96748)


Thursday, February 14, 2019

Lāna‘i City, Lāna‘i

Lāna‘i Senior Center

(309 7th Street, Lāna‘i City, Lāna‘i, Hawaiʻi 96763)


Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Honolulu, Oʻahu

Kalanimoku Building, Board Room

(1151 Punchbowl Street, Honolulu, O‘ahu, Hawaiʻi 96813)


Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Kailua-Kona, Hawaiʻi Island

Kealakehe High School

74-5000 Puohulihuli St., Kailua-Kona, Hawaiʻi Island, HI 96740


Thursday, February 28, 2019

Hilo, Hawaiʻi Island

Hilo High School Cafeteria

556 Waianuenue Ave, Hilo, Hawaiʻi Island, Hawaiʻi 96720


Everyone interested is urged to review the WRPP prior to attending a hearing so that they can submit comments, orally or in writing. CWRM will continue to accept written testimony until Mar. 29, 2019. T

Testimony should be mailed to the Commission on Water Resource Management, State Department of Land and Natural Resources, PO Box 621, Honolulu, Hawaii 96809, or emailed to [email protected], or faxed to 808-587-0219.

For more information, visit the WRPP website at .

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