For immediate release: Sept.9, 2014
Press release by:
Councilmember Michael P. Victorino
Maui County Council
Committee seeks public input on multi-family water service rates
WAILUKU, Hawaii – The Water Resources Committee will consider water service rates for multi-family dwellings at its meeting Wednesday at 9 a.m., Councilmember Michael P. Victorino announced today.
At the Administration’s request, the Fiscal Year 2014 budget, which took effect July 1, 2013, increased the water service rate for multi-family dwellings by 15 cents per 1,000 gallons, to $4.95, if more than 15,000 gallons per month are consumed.
“The rate for 15,000 gallons is easily attained within a couple of days for most of Maui County’s multi-unit properties with only one meter,” said Councilmember Victorino, who chairs the committee. “Families that use less water than neighbor units – even if they were away or on vacation – will still have to pay the top tier rate, according to our current structure.”
Councilmember Victorino said he encourages the public to testify at Wednesday’s meeting to help the committee find an equitable solution for water service consumers in multi-family dwellings.
Testimony may be submitted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The district offices in Hana, Lanai and Molokai are also available to accept testimony.
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