Stop Maui’s Use of Wastewater Injection Wells

Active | July 06 2011

Clean Water

After years of trying to negotiate with the County, Surfrider’s Maui Chapter is partnering with the West Maui Preservation Association, the Hawaii Wildlife Fund and Earth Justice in a lawsuit against the County’s use of wastewater injection wells. This is an important water quality issue, and for years, the Maui Chapter has been working with the DIRE (Don’t Inject, Redirect) Coalition to protect the nearshore marine environment. Hoping to conserve valuable water resources by eliminating or minimizing the use of injection wells for disposing wastewater near the ocean, the Coalition wants to treat, reclaim and reuse these water resources beneficially and safely on land. The DIRE Coalition consists of representatives from Surfrider’s Maui Chapter, Maui Tomorrow, Sierra Club, the Hawaii Wildlife Fund and other organizations and individuals.

Clean Water

Everyone should have access to clean water to surf, swim and play in. The Surfrider Foundation is taking a multi-tiered approach to tackle ocean pollution problems. We are testing the waters for bacteria and toxins, raising public awareness and finding real solutions to ocean pollution; solutions that restore healthy watersheds, protect local water supplies and keep pollution from reaching the ocean.

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Staff Contact Chapter Contact

Angela Howe, Legal Director; Stuart Coleman, Hawaii Coordinator

Tim Lara, Maui Chapter Chair