LIHU’E—A public information meeting will be held on Thursday, May 25, to
discuss the county’s landfill siting study. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in
meeting room 2A/B of the Moikeha Building.
Earth Tech Inc., a consulting
firm retained by the county to prepare the study, will conduct the
The purpose of the meeting will be to update the public on the
completion of the first phase of the landfill siting study.
phase involves analyzing the entire island using “exclusionary
criteria” such as flood zones, tsunami zones, potable water wells, streams
and rivers, etc., through a Geographical Information System (GIS). This will
highlight areas of the island that are not excluded by these criteria.
remaining areas will then be further analyzed for the feasibility of a future
Earth Tech Inc. will discuss the results of Phase 1, and identify
the areas of the island that are still viable, and those that have been
The meeting will include a discussion on suggested landfill sites
that have been identified within the viable areas.