Maui company cited by state

HONOLULU — The state Department of Health issued a notice of violation and order against the Maui Land & Pineapple Company Inc. for 15 wastewater effluent violations from the Haliimaile waste stabilization ponds on Maui. The company has been ordered to pay a penalty of $230,000 and construct a new wastewater treatment plant.

The Haliimaile wastewater treatment plant is comprised of two unlined waste stabilization ponds and three disposal leach fields. The plant serves about 173 single-family homes in Haliimaile, the Haliimaile General Store and Maui Pines baseyard.

“The treatment plant has been unable to comply with state requirements that prevent serious damage to our environment and protect our coastal waters and drinking water,” said Sina Pruder, chief of the DOH Wastewater Branch.

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