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When it comes to making land productive, water is key. And in the area of O`ahu where the state seems to be targeting its agricultural land-banking efforts, the kind of clean water needed for irrigating edible crops is in short supply.
All that could change, however, if the Agribusiness Development Corporation is able to move forward with its big plans to help get the state Department of Health to classify effluent from the Wahiawa treatment plant as R-1 water.
It won’t come cheap, but then again, neither has the land; as Teresa Dawson reports in our October issue, the state has committed more than $100 million toward improvements and the purchase of acreage in this area in hopes of turning Whitmore Village into the island’s agricultural hub.