Maui Sewer Systems
The first construction phase of the first government-built sewage treatment system in Maui history is getting underway.
Maui County has awarded a $59,000 contract to the Layne International Division of the Singer Co. to dig a test well for discharge of waste water from the planned Wailuku-Kahului sewage treatment plant.
The test well will be dug in the Kanaha Pond area of Kahului.
The contract with Layne International was transmitted last week to the County Council, which referred the contract to its public works committee.
The Council indicated it would review the entire topic of contracts being issued for work on the series of upcoming sewer projects for Wailuku-Kahului, Kihei and West Maui.
The County recently signed contracts with engineering firms for work on the Wailuku-Kahului and Kihei systems, and was working on a contract for the West Maui project.
The three major sewage systems are expected to cost a total of about $20 million in county, state and federal funds.
Mayor Elmer Cravalho said last month that construction should begin on all three systems by the end of next March.
Buck Quayle at the Maui Lahaina Sun bureau circa 1970
Reporter/Photographer Buck Quayle in 1971 in Maui with the Cartagenian in the background
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