Maui Island Water Use & Development Plan

The Maui Island Water Use and Development Plan (WUDP) provides a plan for the protection, management and use of water resources on Maui by all water users over a 20 year period. Initially the Department of Water Supply proposed to prepare a WUDP for each County water system on Maui and prepared a draft plan for the Central system.  However, the State Commission on Water Resource Management advised the County to prepare one plan for Maui Island as a whole, addressing all water systems – not just the County’s water systems. Much analysis and public input has already occurred and will be integrated into the plan which allocates water to projected growth and land use in the Maui Island Plan. The draft WUDP will be available for review in late 2016.

Public Meetings and Hearings/Documents for Public Review

The final round of Community Workshops hosted by the Maui County Department of Water Supply, Water Resources and Planning Division, will focus on solutions to key issues in the region where the workshop is being held.  Materials will be placed online for your review a week prior to each meeting:  

Water Use and Development Plan - Preliminary Information

Background, Existing Resources and Uses and Future Demands, 11/15/2016:  The document is preliminary and subject to change.  It is provided for educational and informational purposes.  The draft plan in its entirety will be provided for formal public hearing and comment in 2017. Should you have comments or suggestions on this information, please submit it to Pam Townsend, Water Resources & Planning as stated below.
Two rounds of public meetings were held in Winter/Spring 2016. Materials handed out and a summary of each meeting are provided below for your review. PLEASE PARTICIPATE NOW by completing the survey below designed to gauge public acceptance of and feedback on generalized policies or measures that could be integrated into the Water Use and Development Plan to address water issues on Maui. The survey should take about 20-30 minutes.

Contact/For More Information

Pam Townsend, Water Resources & Planning
(808) 463-3101 or (808) 463-3110
Email Pam Townsend
2200 Main St, Suite 102 (One Main Plaza), Wailuku, HI 96793 
Office Hours: M-F 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. excluding County holidays

Recent Presentations

Public Workshops, Round 2 - Strategies 

Public Meetings, Round 1 - Issues 

Background Information 

The following documents among others were prepared to support a Department of Water Supply water district-based plan. These documents will provide useful information to support the Maui Island WUDP.