Owner of Wailuku Ditch System Fights Fine for Dumping Water into Dry Gulch

posted in: March 2020, Water | 0

Water spills from Wailuku Water Company’s Waihe‘e Ditch into Pale‘a‘ahu Gulch.

Last November, Wailuku Water Company (WWC) president Avery Chumbley told the Commission on Water Resource Management that his company doesn’t have enough money to make the kinds of improvements needed to better control the water flowing through the irrigation system he operates.

“We’re at a financial point I’m not sure how much longer I can continue to be able to do this. Had I had more cash reserves, maybe I would have done more system losses work . . .

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