Scoping Meeting on Horizontal Well

SOURCE: Hope Kallai (
SUBHEAD: Kahili horizontal drilled well pubic meeting for the draft environmental impact statement.

By Staff Kauai Water Department on 2 April 2013 in Island Breath -

Image above: A Mashup of Waialeale in the background and in the foreground the various commercial mills along Niagara Falls Gorge in the late 19th century. By Juan Wilson.

[IB Editor note: This is a means of draining Kauai's fresh water aquifer for the sake of more bloated suburban development. bad idea considering we face a hotter, drier climate with diminishing trade winds and the rain they bring.]

Public Scoping Meeting on Kahili Horizontal Directional Drilled Well

Thursday, April 11th 2013 from 6:30 to 8:30pm

King Kaumualii School Cafeteria
4380 Hanamaulu Road, Lihue

Comments will be received during the meeting or may be made at ( or ( the link to the Kauai Water System Energy Conservation Project.

Deadline for comments is: April 20, 2013.

The Department of Water, County of Kauai
will receive public comments on what should be studied and discussed in the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on a proposed exploratory horizontal directional drilled well in the upper elevations of the South Fork Wailua Watershed.

The proposed site locations include:
  1. Location south of Waikoko Stream
  2. Location in the vicinity of Waiaka and Ili‘ili‘ula Streams
  3. Location in the vicinity of `Iole and Waiahi Streams
  4. Location near Kamo`oloa and Haili Streams
Meeting information will include:
  • EIS purpose and topics
  • The goal and benefits of the Kaua‘i Water System Energy Conservation Project
  • How the proposed exploratory horizontal directional well fits into Kauai’s energy conservation efforts

Key points include:
  1. Energy, operation and maintenance savings:  The energy (electricity) used for pumping and water treatment is very expensive—amounting to nearly $2.5 million annually.

  2. Ensuring water quality:  Proposed more rigorous state and federal standards for drinking water will result in increased water treatment costs. The increased treatment costs for Līhu‘e-Kapa'a wells are estimated at $6 million.=
  3. Reliable water supply: A high-level well that would eliminate the need for pumping and therefore reduce our dependence on external energy sources.
Light refreshments will be served.

Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request.A request for reasonable accommodations should be made no later than ten working days prior to the needed accommodations. Call the Kauai Department of Water at 245-5461.

See also:
Ea O Ka Aina: Kahili horizontal well drilling
Ea O Ka Aina: This is for your own good
10/10/12 .

1 comment :

  1. Isn't this just another big welfare handout for the well politically connected billionaire owner of Grove farm? So they can develop more property?