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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Kauai getting water rate increase on Jan. 1

Advertiser Staff

A water rate increase for Kauai is scheduled to take effect Jan. 1.

The increase is based on a comprehensive study conducted in 2005 on the Kauai Department of Water’s projected revenues and expenditures that recommended the implementation of a series of five annual 8.5-percent rate increases beginning in fiscal year 2006.

The water rate will increase from $2.90 to $3.20 per 1,000 gallons for the standard residential 5/8-inch meter within the first block (initial 20,000 gallon).

For the portion of the bi-monthly consumption that is between 20,000 and 40,000 gallons, the second block rate will be assessed. The increase in this category will be from $3.70 to $4.00 per 1,000 gallons.

The highest volume residential consumers with usage in excess of 40,000 gallons will pay a top rate of $6.00 per 1,000 gallons. 

For more information on the water rate schedule, visit www.kauaiwater.org. Click on Water Board, rules & regulations, and then click on Part IV - Fixing Rates for the Furnishing of Water Service.