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Drainage, floods a concern with paving yard in Manoa

By Heidi Bornhorst

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Nov 18, 2013

~~<p><b>QUESTION</b>: My mauka neighbor is building a BIG house, and now they are pouring concrete in the entire front yard. Is this legal? Already it's hot here, and they cut down all the trees, too.</p>
<p>What we worry about is where will all that water go when it rains, when it floods? We may get flooded from our neighbors. It should go down into our aquifer, but with all that concrete it will run off and flood us, or flood lower down, or all that brown water will flood into the ocean.</p>
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QUESTION: My mauka neighbor is building a BIG house, and now they are pouring concrete in the entire front yard. Is this legal? Already it's hot here, and they cut down all the trees, too.

What we worry about is where will all that water go when it rains, when it floods? We may get flooded from our neighbors. It should go down into our aquifer, but with all that concrete it will run off and flood us, or flood lower down, or all that brown water will flood into the ocean. Login for more...



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