Coral Reef Alliance set to host water reuse workshop
The Coral Reef Alliance will hold a water reuse readiness workshop for West Maui resort and condominium properties from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the Lahaina Wastewater Reclamation Facility and the Honua Kai Resort & Spa.
The purpose of the workshop is to help the properties in their transition to reclaimed, or R1, water for irrigation and landscaping, as well to learn about the permitting process, a release said.
Pipes carrying recycled water must be painted purple as shown in this photo from the Kihei Wastewater Reclamation Facility. A workshop on reclaimed water use will be held for West Maui resort and condominium properties Friday.
LIZ FOOTE photo
The Lahaina Wastewater Reclamation Facility, as seen here, will be part of a tour and workshop on reclaimed water.
LIZ FOOTE photo
The workshop will also cover a needs assessment to see which properties need assistance in the transition as well as an overview of how the Honua Kai has been using reclaimed water in its operations. There will be an overview of coral reef health issues as well as an update on the West Maui Ridge to Reef effort on Maui, which is a multifaceted watershed management planning effort under way, and how West Maui resorts can play a role.
There will be a tour of the Lahaina Wastewater Reclamation facility.
Space is limited. Advanced registration is required.
To RSVP or for more information, call Coral Reef Alliance Hawaii Field Manager Liz Foote at 669-9062 or 283-1631 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Isle businesswoman to be Hirono field representative
Maui businesswoman Yuki Lei Sugimura will be U.S. Sen. Mazie K. Hirono's Maui field representative, the senator's office announced.
Born and raised on Maui and a graduate of Baldwin High School, Sugimura has experience in both the public and private sectors, the news release said.
She can be reached by phone at 878-1888 or by email at email@example.com.
Sugimura's appointment was part of a slate of state staff selections released by Hirono's office. Her state director will be Alan Yamamoto, former aide to the late Sen. Daniel K. Inouye.
Civil defense siren system slated to be tested Monday
Civil Defense will test its outdoor siren warning system at 11:45 a.m. Monday, according to an announcement.
The monthly siren test is a steady one-minute tone on all sirens. The siren alerts people to any emergency that may pose a threat to life or property.
Aside from natural hazards, the system could be used for terrorist attacks or acts of war.
When the siren signal is sounded, people should tune to any local radio or television station for emergency information and instructions broadcast by Civil Defense agencies. Participating stations will carry a detailed explanation of what the sirens mean, as well as other related information, during the monthly test.
Tests of Civil Defense sirens and the emergency alert system are conducted simultaneously, normally on the first working day of the month, in cooperation with Hawaii's broadcasting industry. Disaster preparedness information may be found in the front section of telephone directories.
Shores of Maui, Molokai to see high surf today, Sunday
A high-surf advisory for north-facing shores of Molokai and Maui has been posted by the National Weather Service from 6 a.m. today to 6 p.m. Sunday.
A large northwest swell will produce high surf along exposed north- and west-facing shores. Surf is expected to be 10 to 15 feet.
The surf could produce strong breaking waves and rip currents making swimming dangerous.