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Public Meeting: DWS Power Cost Charge May Decrease

July 29, 2015, 11:28 AM HST
* Updated July 29, 11:30 AM
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The Department of Water Supply will hold a public meeting on Aug. 25, addressing the consideration and adoption of a new cost of Power Adjustment Clause. The clause would be in accordance with the Hawai’i Revised Statutes Chapter 54, Part III.

DWS officials say the Tuesday community meeting will be held at the West Hawai’i Civic Center’s Community Center, Building G, beginning at 9:45 a.m.

Customers are currently paying $2.32 per thousand gallons in a Power Cost Charge. The amount is proposed to decrease to reflect DWS’ power supply costs, bringing the rate to $1.85.

If the rate is approved by the Water Board, the rate will go into effect the first day of the month, following confirmed approval.

Individuals interested in submitting comments or data can do so by sending their written statements to the Chairperson of the Water Board of the County on or before the public hearing date. Public testimony at the meeting will also be accepted orally before the Water Board.


Written statements can be sent to: Department of Water Supply, 345 Kekuanao’a Street, Hilo, Hawai’i 96720.


Should a special accommodation or auxiliary aid or service be necessary, call 961-8050.

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