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Office:  97 Forrest Drive, Granby, Colorado
Tel: 970-887-3759 ∙ Cell:  307-760-2922 ∙ Cell: 307-760-6890
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Project Experience

Project: UPPER MAKALEHA SPRINGS WATER RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT
Location: Kapaa, Kauai, Hawaii
Client: Portugal & Associates, Inc
P. O. Box 807,  Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii  96766
Contact:

Cesar C. Portugal, P.E. and L.S.

Year Completed: 1990
Project Scope:

PPC prepared an environmental impact statement for the State of Hawaii, Department  of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Water Resource Management, for its proposal to tap natural springs in the Makaleha Mountains of East Kauai.  This resource development project is intended to provide an expanded potable water supply to Kauai's Wailua-Kapaa area which has already been subjected to periodic water rationing and continued pressure for increased land development. 

The project involved the review of the proposed construction of a concrete intake basin and approximately 400 feet of water transmission pipe.

The evaluation of project alternatives considered the "no project" option, drilling a new well on Akulikuli Ridge, enlarging existing water tunnels, and the construction of a surface impoundment. 

Primary environmental issues analyzed during the project include the impact of construction on pristine stream water quality, aquatic resources and local wildlife.  Economic evaluations investigated the potential impact of diverted water flows from Lihue Plantation Company's existing source of irrigation water