Court Upholds Lana‘i Resort’s Use Of High-Level Aquifer for Irrigation

posted in: Development, July 2020, Water | 0

Lana‘i well #9.

The Hawai‘i Supreme Court has upheld the decision of the state Land Use Commission in a dispute over water on Lana‘i that goes back three decades, allowing the use of brackish water from the island’s high-level aquifer to be used to irrigate Lana‘i Resort’s Manele golf course.

But the decision in Lanaians for Sensible Growth vs. Land Use Commission et al., released on May 15, has to be counted as one of the more fractured ones in the court’s history, with three . . .

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