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East Maui water improvements topic

Meetings to provide updates on East Maui water system improvements for area farmers will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 27 at Haiku Elementary School and 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 28 at Keanae Congregational Church.

The meetings, called by the state Department of Agriculture, are to provide information on the East Maui Water Systems Improvements Project approved by the state Legislature last year. The $4.5 million approved is for the plans, design and construction for irrigation and water delivery systems in East Maui to support agricultural purposes.

The legislative intent was to primarily support small farmers in East Maui to further the state goals of food security and self-sufficiency, the public notice said. At the meeting, the department will present potential conceptual plans for improvement or repair of the water system identified by farmers and to assess any other potential system repairs or improvements.

For more information or for disability accommodation, contact Janice Fujimoto at (808) 973-9473 or by email at janice.fujimoto@hawaii.gov by Sept. 20.