East Kauai's

Welcome From the President

Aloha! I am pleased to welcome you to the East Kauai Water Users' Cooperative. As a fourth-generation farmer on Kauai, I understand your need for a reliable and inexpensive source of water for your farm. Our board of directors, drawn from our local Kapaa community, has dedicated the last year to forming this water cooperative, securing state permits for the system and pursuing temporary subsidiary funding from the government for operations and maintenance as well as long-term funding for capital improvement projects. With your cooperation and advice, we believe we can preserve our Kapaa system for this and each succeeding generation of Kauai's farmers.

Mahalo Nui Loa

Jerry Ornellas


Meet Your Field Manager

Many of you may already know our Field Manager, Les Milnes, horseman/rancher, architectural design and building consultant and former County Planning Department inspector. He'll be overseeing the day-to-day operations of the system, supervising the ditch work crews, fielding your requests and seeing to it that water flows reliably to all users. Phone him at 821-2948 any time to report on the system or make a request.

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