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Time has come for a water authority on Maui

Now is the time to form a water authority on Maui.

According to the state constitution, the water of Hawaii belongs to its citizens. Within a relatively short time, those water rights will be handed over to a foreign-based business. And how long will they hold those rights? Five, 10, 20, 50 years?

What guarantee will we have that we can depend on a foreign company to provide water in an equitable manner? What about farmers, people waiting for a water meter and all of us regular citizens?

We can’t take that chance. Our mayor needs to resolve this issue immediately. We need a water authority now!

Dennis Lokmer

Makawao