Hawaii News Now
By Jolanie Martinez
Published: Jun. 28, 2021
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - In a historic decision and ruling over water rights in West Maui, the distribution system that was controlled by sugar plantations for decades is finally changing.
After a 20-year legal battle, there are now new rules for Na Wai Eha — “The Four Great Waters.”
The Hawaii Commission on Water Resources Management came up with the plan to manage the Waihe’e River, Waiehu Stream, Wailuku River and Waikapu Stream.
The commission revealed its new plan late Monday afternoon. The state says it’s the most comprehensive application of its kind in Hawaii history.