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Safe Maui Water Catchment Systems

Learn more about producing potable water with your Maui water catchment systems.
September 30, 2011

Safe Maui Water Catchment Systems

Maui Real Estate

By Mark Harbison

One of the most important components to a safe and healthy home is your water source. Water is precious, and even here on Maui, where non-locals might expect plenty of potable water due to tropical, rainy conditions, we have our droughts too. As you search for Maui real estate, you may notice that talk of water catchment systems appears in the mls listings. Let's talk about what exactly that is.

Rainwater catchment is the process of catching rain from a surface, such as a rooftop, where it is transported via a conveyance system to a storage container for domestic use, agriculture, water features on the property, etc. The former two uses are especially prevalent in Hawaii, but water catchment is growing more popular in many places all over the world as the changing global climate influences water supplies.

It is important to know that water catchment systems should not be considered potable (drinking) water, seeing as there is no government agency oversight of systems like this in Hawaii. Many of them are private, so it is up to homeowners to take care of maintenance and to use the systems properly. You will need to purify your water, and make sure the pH levels are healthy, especially during periods of volcanic activity.

Here are some helpful websites where you can learn more about making water from catchment systems safe for you and your family or your tenants. This Hawaii Rainwater Catchment Systems Program website, presented by the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, will break things down simply for you, so you can easily learn how to take the right steps toward developing a healthy water source via catchment. We also recommend that you check out the Hawaii State Department of Health Safe Drinking Water Branch link on water catchment.

As for selecting the right Maui property for your needs, we can help you there. You'll find our contact information at the bottom of the page.

Blogs for September 2011

Safe Maui Water Catchment Systems

Posted on September 30, 2011
Safe Maui Water Catchment Systems

By Mark Harbison

One of the most important components to a safe and healthy home is your water source. Water is precious, and even here on Maui, where non-locals might expect plenty of potable water due to tropical, rainy conditions, we have our droughts too. As you search for… Continue Reading

Sharp Decline in Hawaii Foreclosure Rates

Posted on September 23, 2011
Sharp Decline in Hawaii Foreclosure Rates

By Mark Harbison

The economy isn't perfect, but conditions continue to improve on both the state and national level, particularly with regard to foreclosures.

In Hawaii, for example, the number of properties with foreclosure filings fell steeply for the month of August, compared with the same month last… Continue Reading

New Hawaiian Flight Between Maui and San Jose

Posted on September 16, 2011
New Hawaiian Flight Between Maui and San Jose

By Mark​ Harbison

News has come down the pipeline that Hawaiian Airlines has added a nonstop flight between San Jose, California and Maui, which will begin service in January. This also happens to be Hawaiian's first nonstop service from San Jose to Kahului.

Adding this… Continue Reading

Maui Wind Power Project Challenges

Posted on September 09, 2011
Maui Wind Power Project Challenges

By Mark Harbison

Being environmentally responsible can be difficult, even when you are being environmentally responsible. For example, a wind power project in the Kahikinui area of southeast Maui has been tasked with the difficult process of assessing their future impact on endangered petrels and endangered Hawaiian… Continue Reading

South Maui Marine Science Class for Young Children

Posted on September 02, 2011
South Maui Marine Science Class for Young Children

By Mark Harbison

If you are the parent of a child between the ages of 3 and 5, and you'd like to introduce them to the wonders of Maui's marine life, the Pacific Whale Foundation is offering four classes and a "Seafari" field adventure… Continue Reading

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