Stinky problem points to need for sewer solution

  • Map showing existing and planned sewer improvements in Naalehu (Brown and Caldwell preliminary engineering report/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • This 2003 West Hawaii Today front page shows Jerry Warren with the problematic Naalehu gang cesspool. (Joseph Demoruelle/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • Naalehu resident Jerry Warren stands near a trench Jan. 24, 2020, for the gang cesspool system there. (Joseph Demoruelle/Special to West Hawaii Today)

A sewer system for Naalehu has been talked about for decades, but it can come none too soon, as a stinky problem last week demonstrated.