STRIKE: Maui County reacts to electrical workers strike

MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) - The County of Maui wants to assure the public that it has taken every precaution to prepare for the potential of a MECO strike.

The county's Managing Director, Keith Regan, has instructed all departments to test their generators and to have all fuel tanks topped off and ready for operation in the unlikely event of a disruption in service.

These include sewage pumping stations which must be kept operational so that sewage continues to flow and be processed.

The Maui Police Department will station officers at the picket lines to ensure the safety of both sides during the strike.

Police, fire and other county crews will be on stand-by in the unlikely event of a power outage. MECO officials have assured the mayor that there should not be any disruptions in service.

"We hope that both sides can resolve their differences quickly," said Mayor Alan Arakawa. "In the meantime, the County will take all the necessary steps to ensure the safety of our citizens."

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