BOMBSHELL: Kaleo Manuel the deputy water commissioner allowed corporations and millionaires to divert the streams and canals to fill the reservoirs that service its luxury development.
Native Hawaiian communities have been fighting for their right to manage their own water and stop exploitation.
Ironically new permit applications that locals had been fighting for were due to be submitted on August 7, the day before the Maui fires.
Kaleo Manuel then held off allowing the use of the water to save downtown Lahaina for 5 hours.
Firefighters responded fast but they soon ran out of water.
You can clearly see in this video how water diversions saved the wealthy and allowed native Lahaina (poor) to be burnt to ashes. The canal separating the wealthy landowners was still full of water.