Clean Water for Reefs Puakō


Clean Water for Reefs Puakō is a community-driven project that seeks to address wastewater pollution on the Puakō Reef. Wastewater pollution is found off the entire coast of Puakō and causes serious damage to corals, negatively affects marine wildlife and poses human health risks.

The Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL) facilitates the Clean Water for Reefs Puakō project alongside a formal Advisory Committee, which includes researchers, industry experts and community representatives, to ensure there is a broad and collective voice.

The Solution

After an in-depth review of the Preliminary Engineering Report that was publicly released in 2016, the Advisory Committee, AQUA Engineering and CORAL put forth a formal recommendation to pursue an onsite treatment facility.

In August of 2015, a formal recommendation was put forth with the most cost-effective solution and best environmental results for the Puakō community and its reef—an onsite treatment facility.

Click here for the estimated annual costs and more information.

We Need Your Feedback

Now we need to determine if the estimated costs are a feasible solution. TMK lot owners in Puakō and Waialea Bay, please take a moment to complete our short online survey.

Contact Us

Please contact us with any questions you might have about the project or proposed solution.