The PCA has been a Member in Good Standing of the National Fire Protection Association’s Firewise USA program for many years. Our community has maintained this status through our dedication and hard work. We thank you for your continued support. You can read more about this in the attached PDF Firewise Newsletter.
Phil Peck will provide a detailed update at the annual meeting.
Paniau Luas (porta-johns)
The PCA pays to have two luas at Paniau and has them emptied each week.
The PCA Facebook page is for community members and home owners to communicate with each other. Please email Karen Anderson at email@example.com if you would like to join.
Puako for Reefs Project
A complete update will be presented at the annual meeting. Please plan on attending!
Six years ago, our community voted to pursue a strategy to upgrade our wastewater system so that we could revive and protect our reef. By working together, the community, CORAL and multi-sector experts, were able to position Puako to be the first community in Hawai`i to transition from outdated and polluting cesspools to improved wastewater technology. Over the years, three solutions were evaluated: community owned plant, county owned plant, or connection to Mauna Lani. In 2019, four years after publishing a Preliminary Engineering Report, it was decided that a Hawaii county owned plant was the best solution. In 2019 the state committed $1.5M in funding to the Puako project for planning and design of a wastewater collection system. While it was hoped that the work with this money would begin at the start of 2020, COVID restrictions delayed it until 2021. In November, the PCA board and CORAL met with state and county representatives to discuss beginning the project in early 2021. We hope to have more information at the January annual meeting.