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KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) - Significant hurdles remain in Hawaii County's quest to offer treated wastewater that can be reused for landscaping irrigation.

West Hawaii Today reports the county is still a few years away from being able to do that.

Environmental Management Director Bobby Jean Leithead Todd told community members Tuesday one hurdle is removing sludge from the Kealakehe wastewater treatment plant. She says if the $12 million project can be awarded to a bidder within the next month, construction could begin by summer and last up to 18 months.

She says another hurdle is getting the transmission lines in place to take treated wastewater to the locations that would use it.

Another issue is delay in completing the widening of Queen Kaahumanu Highway. The lines were to be installed during road construction.

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