Kealakehe Pilikia: The County of Hawai`i is facing mounting pressure to stop its practice of dumping treated effluent from the Kealakehe sewage treatment plant into a disposal pit near the Kona coast.
As reported in the July issue of Environment Hawai`i, the plant was designed and built on the promise that effluent would be reused for irrigation. However, a golf course that was supposed to receive most of the effluent was never built and, 20 years since its construction, the effluent continues to be directed to a disposal pit. In the wake of a recent federal court decision . . .
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