This survey is designed by the Maui County Department of Water Supply, Water Resources and Planning Division, to gauge public acceptance of and feedback on a range of generalized policies, measures or options that could be integrated into the Water Use and Development Plan to address water issues on Maui. These measures are based on public input, studies and document review.  In the next stage of the process (later in 2016) measures will be bundled into strategies with ballpark costs, for another round of public review and comment. The survey should take about 20-30 minutes. Thank you for participating.  

How do you get drinking water at home?

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* 2. How do you get drinking water at home?

Do you use a different method for landscape irrigation or outdoor uses?

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* 3. Do you use a different method for landscape irrigation or outdoor uses?

Do you consider yourself knowledgeable about water issues on Maui? 

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* 4. Do you consider yourself knowledgeable about water issues on Maui? 

What type of information, methods or news sources would help you learn more about water issues and solutions?

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* 5. What type of information, methods or news sources would help you learn more about water issues and solutions?

Public input generally favors all of the following objectives. Would you be willing to increase your water bill to support one or more objective - by how much?

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* 6. Public input generally favors all of the following objectives. Would you be willing to increase your water bill to support one or more objective - by how much?

  No more 10% 20% 30% up to 50% more than 50%
A. Adequate water to meet the needs of all users -- with limited restrictions on water use
B. Reliable water service -- with minimal service interruptions or drought restrictions
C. Adequate water for diversified agricultural needs -- available when its needed  
D. Adequate water resources for future generations -- characterize and protect ground and surface water resources
Watershed and Aquifer Protection Measures - Do you generally agree or disagree with the following measures?

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* 7. Watershed and Aquifer Protection Measures - Do you generally agree or disagree with the following measures?

  Agree Disagree No opinion or not sure
A. Use an ahupua'a (comprehensive ridge to reef) approach to watershed management
B. Expand programs to control invasive and nonnative plants and ungulates (pigs, deer, etc.) and expand reforestation measures (existing County Dept. of Water Supply program)
C. Expand watershed protection to lower elevations (the County Dept. of Water Supply program focuses on upper watersheds, while lower watersheds also affect ground and surface water)
D. Increase funding and involvement by state and non-county water system providers in watershed protection partnerships and reforestation programs (County Dept. of Water Supply currently provide significant funding)
E. Water providers should fund watershed management programs in proportion to the benefits on groundwater recharge
F. Water providers should fund watershed management programs with broader ECOLOGICAL benefits, even if groundwater recharge benefits are less direct
G. Consult with the Native Hawaiian community, Mokus, and local experts on watershed resource management
H. Near drinking water wells, restrict land uses that have a high risk of well contamination (a 'wellhead protection ordinance' based on well capture zones is proposed)
I. Maximize groundwater recharge during non-drought periods to stabilize supply (reduce pumping, increase use of surface and alternative water sources, require aggressive conservation)
J. Increase funding for scientific studies of hydro-geologic and ecological conditions to support decision making
K. Use drought conditions as the baseline for determining water supply availability (average climate conditions are currently used, drought conditions are more cautious)
L. Do not allow new stream diversions for non-instream uses until numerical 'instream flow standards' are adopted by the State 
Water Conservation - Do you generally agree or disagree with the following measures?

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* 8. Water Conservation - Do you generally agree or disagree with the following measures?

  Agree Disagree No opinion or not sure
A. Adopt a restrictive water conservation standard for NEW development
B. Provide low and no cost water fixture retrofit programs for existing development
C. Existing and new development should EQUALLY bear the responsibility for water conservation
D. Adopt outdoor water use and wasting controls that apply to everyone (must use a hose nozzle, do not allow water to run off your property when irrigating or washing car, etc.)
E. Adopt water-conserving landscape requirements for resorts, golf courses, and public facilities-- even in cases where reclaimed water is used
F. Provide incentive programs to convert existing landscape to water-conserving landscape
G. Require aggressive conservation measures in NEW development in ALL AREAS of Maui Island
H. Require more aggressive landscape water-conserving measures in DRY areas than in wet areas
I. Pursue a policy of aggressive water conservation AT ALL TIMES (not just during drought)
J. Continue to use water rates as way to encourage conservation (equity can be an issue)
Alternative Water Resources - Do you generally agree or disagree with the following measures?

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* 9. Alternative Water Resources - Do you generally agree or disagree with the following measures?

  Agree Disagree No opinion or not sure
A. Maximize reclaimed wastewater use for irrigation uses (reclaimed water supply is limited, relatively high cost, less reliable than groundwater)
B. Require commercial properties to bear more responsibility for using reclaimed water (costs will increase; currently properties within 100 feet of reclaimed water lines must connect)
C. Adopt programs to facilitate grey water systems for small residential and commercial irrigation uses (grey water generally comes from showers and laundry)
D. Provide incentives for residential and small commercial catchment systems
E. Require 'low impact' project design for new development (increase onsite water retention, provide water for landscape irrigation or aquifer recharge)
F. Increase desalination of brackish water or sea water for irrigation (energy intensive, brine issues)
G. Capture wet season or flash storm water for storage in unused reservoirs for MUNICIPAL uses (diversion and reservoir requirements are issues, priority uses must be satisfied first)
H. Capture wet season or flash storm water for storage in unused reservoirs for diversified AGRICULTURE (diversion and reservoir requirements are issues, priority uses must be satisfied first)
I. Continue to maintain existing plantation irrigation systems for movement of water for potable and non-potable uses (resolve ownership and management issues)
Water System Reliability and Flexibility - Do you generally agree or disagree with the following measures?

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* 10. Water System Reliability and Flexibility - Do you generally agree or disagree with the following measures?

  Agree Disagree No opinion or unsure
A. Develop groundwater to maximize reliable water supplies (within the sustainable yield of aquifers; more expensive than use of surface water)
B. Diversify water sources to the most cost-effective combination of groundwater, surface water, and aggressive conservation (after kuleana and public trust uses are satisfied)
C. Promote surface water efficiency programs to reduce water loss (improvements to diversions, ditches, storage, metering, etc.)
Conventional Water Sources - County Dept. of Water Supply System Measures - Do you generally agree or disagree?  (Technical Question- Skip to Question 12 if you wish)

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* 11. Conventional Water Sources - County Dept. of Water Supply System Measures - Do you generally agree or disagree?  (Technical Question- Skip to Question 12 if you wish)

  Agree Disagree No opinion or not sure
A.Increase use of surface water for municipal needs during the wet season when kuleana and public trust uses are satisfied (may require expanded water treatment facilities and increasing storage facilities)
B. West Maui: Develop wells in northern part of the West Maui region (Honolua and/or Honokahou aquifers) and transport water to growth areas in the central part of the West Maui region (within sustainable yield of aquifers)
C. Central/Upcountry: Develop basal wells in Makawao aquifer (at 1500+ foot elevation for growth and backup; aquifer not well studied, sustainable yield of aquifer is uncertain)
D. Central/Upcountry: Develop basal wells in Ha'iku aquifer (maintain a buffer from the sustainable yield of aquifer until aquifer studies and impacts on streams are determined; legal constraints)
E. Central/South/Upcountry: Develop brackish basal wells in Kamole aquifer to serve new development (for irrigation, desalination, other non-potable uses; remaining sustainable yield of aquifer is uncertain)
F. Central/Upcountry: Connect Kamole Water Treatment Facility, which currently serves Upcountry only, to Central Maui System (instream flow standards and East Maui Irrigation diversions and long-term management are issues)
G. Central/Upcountry: Add water storage at Kamole, Olinda or Pi'iholo Water Treatment Facility (critical watershed areas, land ownership issues)
Any other comments on important problems, priorities or solutions related to water resource planning, management or use on Maui Island over the next 10-20+ years?

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* 12. Any other comments on important problems, priorities or solutions related to water resource planning, management or use on Maui Island over the next 10-20+ years?

Add your name to our notification list for the Water Use and Development Plan - pam.townsend@co.maui.hi.us, or call 808-463-3110 or contact Maui County Water Supply Dept., 2200 Main Street (One Main Plaza), Suite 102, Wailuku, HI 96793

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* 13. Add your name to our notification list for the Water Use and Development Plan - pam.townsend@co.maui.hi.us, or call 808-463-3110 or contact Maui County Water Supply Dept., 2200 Main Street (One Main Plaza), Suite 102, Wailuku, HI 96793

 
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