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Wellhead Protection Project

County Dept. of Water Supply News Release

The Maui County Department of Water (DOW) Supply initiated the “Wellhead Protection Project” in order to protect the quality of our community’s drinking water wells. The land areas that could contribute water and pollutants to our drinking water sources have been mapped as “Wellhead Protection Areas.” If pollutants are spilled or discharged in these land areas, they could filter through the soil to the groundwater and be drawn into a drinking water well. The DOW, in collaboration with the community, developed a protection strategy and drafted a Wellhead Protection Overlay District Ordinance.

The DOW will hold an informational meeting on this project and the proposed ordinance on Tuesday, Nov. 3 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Kualapu`u Community Center. The public is invited to attend.

The draft ordinance and maps of wellhead protection areas can be found on our website: mauiwater.org under “Resources and Planning Division, Wellhead Protection.”

For more information about this project and meeting, contact the Department’s Water Resources and Planning Division at (808) 463-3110. People with disabilities requiring special accommodations should contact the division at least three working days prior to the meeting date.

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