The West Maui Watershed provides billion of gallons of surface water and groundwater per year to communities of West Maui and Central Maui, from Paia across to the North Shore, and south from Wailuku through Makena.
The water from your tap is collected by a healthy native forest and defended against harmful large herbivores by the fences we build. How does a forest give us water?
Water is the primary resource of concern, driving the creation of the Partnership.
This vital water resource is tied to intact vegetated watershed. Even without rainfall, the forest collects water from passing clouds; the constant dripping of condensed moisture falls on a thick ground cover of native ferns and shrubs. This thick understory helps absorb more water to recharge our aquifers.