HONOLULU, AUGUST 28, 2018 – The Board of Water Supply’s (BWS) Board of Directors at their Monday, August 27, 2018, meeting approved water rate increases for the next 5 years as well as several significant changes to their rate structure. The water rate schedule will run from September 15, 2018 through June 30, 2023.
“We are grateful for the Board’s support,” stated Manager and Chief Engineer, Ernest Lau. "The new rates will allow us to continue the important program to increase our investments in repairing and replacing our water system infrastructure, including ramping up our pipeline replacement program over the next ten years to 21 miles per year."
Board Chair Bryan Andaya stated, “We have adopted a rate structure to aggressively ramp up our infrastructure improvement program to reduce main breaks while ensuring affordable water rates for our customers. The rate structure also supports initiatives important to our community, including water conservation, the development of affordable and homeless housing units, improved fire safety in high rise residential buildings, and continuing our support of agriculture. We are proud to set a new direction for the agency that ensures sound investments in the future of our water system."
The BWS held 5 public hearings as well as presented proposed rate information to 15 Neighborhood Boards and other interest groups. Mr. Lau stated, “It was very important to the BWS to ensure wide-spread dissemination of the proposed increases and structure changes. We continue to welcome and respond to all questions and comments from the community.”
Information regarding the new water rates and tier structure can be found on the BWS website at: boardofwatersupply.com. Please email comments to email@example.com.
HONOLULU, APRIL 26, 2018 – The Board of Water Supply (BWS) is seeking public input regarding proposed changes to its water rates, as presented to its Board of Directors on March 27, 2018. Four public hearings have been held in April and May, and presentations to various community organizations and neighborhood boards began in April and will continue through July.
A final public hearing will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, August 27, 2018, at the Board of Water Supply, 630 S. Beretania Street.
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