Current Wastewater Reports and Notifications

Lahaina Wastewater Reclamation Facility (WWRF) Process Evaluation
This comprehensive evaluation was implemented to develop a thorough understanding of the existing processing capabilities of the facility and evaluate operational and cost impacts of possible alternative upgrades.

The process evaluation was not intended to answer a specific question such as "What is the capacity of the facility and what should be constructed in the future?" The evaluation was intended to establish quantitative impacts of various alternatives so future decisions can be made appropriately.

  • First Phase - Identified existing facility operational aspects and developed rough alternatives for upgrade/expansion.
  • Second Phase - Expanded analysis of selected alternatives.
  • Final Phase - Developed schematic design and operational information, including projected costs for the selected alternatives.

Maalaea Bay Coral Reef Study
An investigative study to (1) identify point and non-point pollution and nutrient sources that may have led to declines in coral health and complexity of the benthic community; and (2) characterize nutrient composition of the waters of Maalaea Bay. The results of the study indicate that while the private injection wells are likely causing some enhanced algal growth in the shallow inner bay, they do not appear to be a cause of the observed declines in coral communities.
Study Results

Consent Decree Status Report
Pursuant to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Consent Decree (Civil No. CV 98-00622 SOM) and the State Department of Health (DOH) Consent Decree [Civil No. 99-0064 (3)], the County of Maui has informed the County Council of the submission of the January 2015 Quarterly Report to the USEPA and DOH and issued a press release for publication in The Maui News regarding the availability of the report for public inspection and replication. All past reports are available for public inspection at the Wastewater Reclamation Division office.

Past Consent Decree Status Reports

Recycled Water Verification Studies
Recent studies which depict potential new users of recycled water and the costs associated with providing the required infrastructure: