Environmental groups want action on stream flows

Published: Sep. 28, 2014 at 6:23 PM HST
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WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) - Environmental groups say Wailuku Water Co. is dragging out compliance with an order to restore steady water flow to some central Maui streambeds.

An agreement reached in April called for 10 million gallons of water a day to be returned to Iao Stream and 2.9 million gallons per day to Waikapu Stream. Levels ordered for two other Na Wai Eha streams in 2010 were to be maintained.

Earthjustice attorney Isaac Moriwake represented Maui community groups in the settlement talks. He told the Maui News (http://bit.ly/1DNJt64 ) that in 2010, stream flows were returned within 60 days.

Wailuku Water Co. president Avery Chumbley said terms of the agreement are in the process of being implemented. He says the last five months have been spent on needed system modifications.

Information from: The Maui News, http://www.mauinews.com

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