County completes cesspool conversion

Kaua‘i County’s cesspool conversion project has been completed, officials announced yesterday.

The project which began in May 2004 involved the replacement of large-capacity cesspools with septic tank systems at a number of county facilities in order to make them compliant with federal regulations.

Included on the list of facilities that were part of the conversion project are the following: Anahola Village Park; Kapa‘a Ball Park; Kekaha Pavilion; Kukui‘ula Harbor; Nawiliwili Park; Salt Pond Park; and Spouting Horn Park.

“These facilities are located very close to the ocean in areas with highly porous soils,” said Doug Haigh, chief of the Building Division, in a press release. “By converting them to septic tank systems, it greatly reduces the possibility of ocean and ground water pollution in these areas.”

The county’s Cesspool Conversion Project has been jointly funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“Agency”) under Section 319 (h) of the Clean Water Act and the state Department of Health Clean Water Branch.

For more information, please contact the Building Division at 241-6655.


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