Overflowing resource: County mulls potential users of recycled water

  • Kohanaiki Golf and Ocean Club expects to every day use around one million gallons of recycled water from the Kealakehe Wastewater Treatment Plant once it starts pumping in 2020. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Kohanaiki Golf and Ocean Club expects to use around one million gallons of recycled water from the Kealakehe Wastewater Treatment Plant every day once it starts pumping in 2020. (Photos by Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Kohanaiki Golf and Ocean Club expects to every day use around one million gallons of recycled water from the Kealakehe Wastewater Treatment Plant once it starts pumping in 2020. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

KAILUA-KONA — At some point in 2020, the Department of Environmental Management will have to find somewhere to put the 1.8 million gallons of recycled water (R1 water) its Kealakehe Wastewater Treatment Plant will pump out every day.