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 2017.

Public Workshops, Round 3 - Solutions to Regional Key Issues


Water Use and Development Plan - Preliminary Information

Background, Existing Resources and Uses and Future Demands, November 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.

The results of a survey 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 is provided below.

Survey Feedback Summary - Water Issues and Solutions

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.