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Discuss Molokai Water Use and Demand

Townscape News Release

Learn about Preliminary Water Use and Demand for Molokai’s water systems. At two meetings open to Molokai residents, we will be presenting water use information for public and private water systems on the island, our methodology for projecting future water demand, and sharing our preliminary water demand projections. The Molokai Water Use and Development Plan is being updated by a collaboration between Townscape, Inc., an environmental and community planning company, and the County of Maui Department of Water Supply, Water Resources and Planning Division.

We will offer this presentation at two different meeting times. Our presentation will be the same at each meeting, and open discussion time will follow the presentation. Meetings will be recorded and posted on the project website for future viewing. The two meetings will be Tuesday, March 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, March 12, from 10 a.m. to noon.

The State of Hawaii Water Code requires each county to develop a Water Use and Development Plan to understand water resources and project how future water needs will be met. Maui County has chosen to develop separate plans for Molokai, Lanai and Maui to better address the unique needs of each island.

The goal of the planning process is to formulate a plan with holistic land and water resources understanding through a community-based planning and partnership process, respect Native Hawaiian culture, traditions and practices; comply with the requirements of the State Water Code; and provide for sustainable ground and surface water use and development to serve present users and future generations.

Planning objectives will be defined based on public input, the Molokai Community Plan and the Statewide Framework for Updating the Hawaii Water Plan.

Due to ongoing health concerns regarding COVID-19, we will be hosting these meetings virtually using the Zoom platform.

Join via app or internet, visit us06web.zoom.us/j/81672787125?pwd=dC9LM2Fxb2dmbm82eFY5S0xXci9LQT09 with meeting ID: 816 7278 7125, passcode: wai.

To dial in via telephone, call (669) 900-6833, with meeting ID: 816 7278 7125, passcode: 561752.

For more information, please visit waterresources.mauicounty.gov/205/Molokai-Island-Water-Use-and-Development.


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