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Posted on: August 11, 2020

Mayor Victorino asks for safe access to Wailuku pump station

To address serious public safety and environmental concerns, Mayor Michael Victorino is asking for 24/7 County access to the Wailuku sewage pump station located off of Kahului Beach Road.

Currently, the area has unpermitted encampment structures and approximately 17 vehicles. Some structures have been blocking vehicle access to the pump station, located in the vicinity of the Y. Hata property.

Official notices to vacate the County of Maui property have been issued. Social workers have conducted outreach to individuals, offering them services such as alternative housing.

“It is unsafe for people to stay in the Y. Hata area,” Mayor Victorino said. “Our County employees need safe, unobstructed, 24/7 access to that pump station, especially in the event of a sewage spill. We cannot allow unpermitted structures to remain in that area for the safety of County employees and the people who’ve been staying there. We continue to work with our nonprofit partners to offer services to unsheltered individuals.”

Located on County of Maui property, the Wailuku pump station handles from 2 million to 2.5 million gallons of raw sewage daily from the Central Maui area.

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