|Jill Tokuda has an office but can't be sworn in to her new seat|
in the U.S. Congress representing Kaʻū and all of rural Hawai'i
until a Speaker of the House is selected. Photo from Tokuda
|Ikaika Anderson, nominated by Gov. Josh Green to lead DHHL|
announced on Wednesday that a new water system in Ka'u starts
construction on Monday. Photo from HPR
begin construction on the County of Hawai'i Department of Water Supply Public Water System #108 – Waiʻōhinu-Naʻalehu.
The improvements include the construction of a 100,000-gallon water storage tank and appurtenances. A water filling station with a spigot will also be placed in the Kamāʻoa subdivision on Hawaiian Home Lands.
According to a DHHL statement from Ikaika Anderson, who was nominated to head the department by Gov. Josh Green, work is scheduled to begin on Monday, Jan. 9, and is anticipated to conclude at the end of the year. The public should expect construction materials and work crews along South Point Road throughout the construction period. For more information, call 808-620-9500.
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Jan. 9 and 12 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. for survey and control of invasive Guinea grass along Keauhou Trail between sea level to 2,400-ft. elevation. Flights include transportation of natural resources crew,
|Helicopter flights to Keauhou in Hawai'i Volcanoes|
will deliver crew to reduce invasive fountain grass.
Jan. 17 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. for survey and control of invasive Guinea grass along Keauhou Trail from sea level to 2,400-ft. elevation.
Jan. 19 between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. for survey and control of invasive fountain grass from park's west boundary to Keauhou, between sea level and the 4000-ft. elevation.
In addition, the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory may conduct additional flight operations over Kīlauea and Mauna Loa to assess volcanic activity and maintain instrumentation.
A statement from the Park says, "The park regrets any noise impact to residents and park visitors. Dates and times are subject to change based on aircraft availability and weather. Management of the park requires the use of aircraft to monitor and research volcanic activity, conduct search-and-rescue missions and law enforcement operations, support management of natural and cultural resources, and to maintain backcountry facilities."
| Kaʻū took down Pahoa on Tuesday.|
Photo by Deanna Navarro