Windward Taro Planters File Suit Over Water Tap

Title

Windward Taro Planters File Suit Over Water Tap

Description

Continuation from page one: The farmers went to court and asked for enough extra water to swell the Waihee Stream flow to 3 million gallons a day. Circuit Judge Arthur S.K. Fong, on Aug. 15, 1977, granted a preliminary injunction directing the Board of Water Supply to stop diversion of 600,000 gallons of water per day from Waihee Stream. This gave the farmers a stream flow of 2.3 million to 2.5 million gallons a day. A survey of newspaper clips over the years shows that Island officials have long supported reviving the taro industry but that it hasn’t revived. Taro is cultivated essentially the same way the Hawaiians did; mechanization has been proposed to encourage production. A mechanical harvester has been devised, but apparently the machine is not yet perfected.

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Publisher

Honolulu Star Bulletin

Date

9/12/1978

Identifier

HCC2:135

Files

Con Con 2 OCR cropped - Copy 135.pdf

Citation

/, “Windward Taro Planters File Suit Over Water Tap,” The Archival Collections at the University of Hawaiʻi School of Law Library, accessed February 28, 2024, http://archives.law.hawaii.edu/items/show/19134.

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