HALIIMAILE, MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) -The state Department of Health has cited a land holding and operating company on Maui for 15 wastewater effluent violations.
As part of the notice of violation and order, the Maui Land and Pineapple Company has been ordered to pay $230,000 and construct a new wastewater treatment plan.
The DOH said the violations date back to April 2016, when inspectors issued notices of violation for 12 effluent violations from the Haliimaile waste stabilization ponds from May 2015 to February 2016. And after conducting another inspection in June 2018, the DOH found the wastewater treatment plant continued to have effluent exceedances from June 2017 to May 2018 with 15 violations.
The Haliimaile wastewater treatment plant, which is comprised of two unlined waste stabilization ponds and three disposal leach fields, serves nearly 175 homes in Haliimaile town, the Haliimaile General Store and Maui Pines Baseyard.