Administering water resources and distributions is an ongoing challenge for the Department of Water Supply and the patience of Maui residents.
DWS should share or refer to information in public libraries. DWS Water Resource Master Plan or programs:
* Water amounts sustaining current and future 15-year population and economic growths.
* Should all new developments pumping water from Maui's aquifers be assessed DWS fee to recharge aquifers? Having no fee or compensation is like harvesting a forest and not replanting.
* Annual stream flow rates for all surface streams.
* Gallons extracted from each stream.
The mayor and DWS propose eliminating the Upcountry water meter wait list and issuing meters. What supports this policy shift? What are the implementing timelines, increased demand and DWS costs for new meter installations? What are planned water rates and costs installing meters?
* Efficiency of Waikamoi flume, increased gallons delivered to high-elevation reservoir.
* Wellhead capacity of Piiholo aquifer sustaining Upcountry water demand.
DWS implemented several energy-saving initiatives over the past four years. How were these operational savings used?
* Reinvested for more operational efficiencies, treatment improvements.
* Expand water resourcing capacities - new site study, test drill, develop wells.
* Granted projects redeveloping environments designed to recharge Maui's aquifers.
* Shared reduced cost of delivering water to all customers.
* Increased payroll and full-time equivalent of employees.
* Inventory listing all wellhead capacities, years in operation, estimated well life, water qualities.