If there’s a fire, will there be water for the fire fighters to use?
We fully expect there to be. Public safety is of utmost concern and the situation is being monitored closely by our Fire Department personnel. Fire Department officials have been monitoring fire risks closely. In fact, Fire Chief Murray was on Molokai last week to assess the West End vulnerability.

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1. Where did the “end of August” date for Molokai Ranch to stop water and sewer (utility) services come from?
2. Who regulates (controls) public utility companies in Hawaii?
3. What has the Public Utilities Commission done so far?
4. Is the County also a customer of Molokai Ranch’s water and sewer systems?
5. Is it true that the County of Maui does not want to take over the system because it can’t afford to?
6. Doesn’t the County of Maui operate most sewer and water utilities in the county anyway?
7. Has the County of Maui inspected Molokai Ranch’s utility systems?
8. How many residents are affected?
9. Why doesn’t the Mayor declare a state of emergency to help Molokai deal with this situation?
10. Why is there so much correspondence going back and forth between the County of Maui and the State?
11. What if the PUC is unable to compel Molokai Ranch and its parent companies to continue operations until another operator can be secured and in place?
12. Why is the Public Utilities Commission raising the utility rates?
13. What if I can’t afford the rate increase that the PUC mandates?
14. Is it true that Well 17 (a current source of water), now being used by Molokai Ranch, is being used without a permit?
15. What consequences will there be to Molokai Ranch if they refuse to continue to provide water and sewer services to its customers after their deadline date of August 31, 2008?
16. Why can’t the County condemn Molokai Ranch’s properties to help pay for the cost of operating and repairing the utilities?
17. If there’s a fire, will there be water for the fire fighters to use?
18. What can Molokai residents do to ensure that services won’t be interrupted?