Water Board Grants Permit, Waives Fine For Maui Taro Farmer’s Stream Diversion

posted in: September 2016 | 0

At the end of a long and sometimes emotional meeting, after most of the public had gone, Jeffrey Pearson apologized to members of the state Commission on Water Resource Management for having them spend so much time on something that maybe shouldn’t have come before them in the first place.

As the commission’s chief executive officer, Pearson was responsible for forwarding his staff’s recommendation last month to grant Maui water rights icons John and Rose Marie Duey an after-the-fact stream diversion works permit for a pipe they installed in the Wailuku River more than a . . .

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