Water commission defers for 90 days on east Maui streams decision

MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) – After a second day of meetings, The Commission on Water Resource Management has decided to ask for additional information and come back in three months. The commission was set to make a decision about in-stream flow standards for 19 East Maui streams, but said that it needed additional time to come to a decision.

Environmentalists and taro farmers are upset about Hawaii's last sugar plantation diverting millions of gallons of water a day for irrigation.