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DWS: Public Hearing on Power Cost Charge Decrease

November 25, 2015, 1:03 PM HST
* Updated November 25, 1:10 PM
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A new cost of Power Adjustment Clause will be the topic of a Jan. 26 meeting held by the County of Hawai’i Water Board.

Currently, the Power Cost Charge is $1.85 per thousand gallons. That fee may be lowered in order to reflect the decrease in the Department of Water Supply’s power costs and in accordance with Hawai’i Revised Statues Chapter 54, Part III.

DWS suggests that the customer Power Cost Charge rate should be dropped to $1.81.

If the new fee is approved, it will go into effect on the first day of the month after the Board approves the rate.

Anyone interested in sharing views, comments, or questions should send their information to the Chairperson of the Water Board of the County at 345 Kekuanaoa Street, Hilo, Hawai’i 96720. Individuals can also present their comments in person on Jan. 26.


The meeting will be held at the DWS Operations Center Conference Room, located at 889 Leilani Street in Hilo.

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