The Board of Water Supply (BWS) is seeking public input regarding proposed changes to its water rates for a five-year period from July 2018 – July 2022. The changes are driven by the need to increase investments in Oahu’s water infrastructure, reduce water main breaks, encourage conservation, provide sufficient funding for disaster recovery, and more equitably distribute rates and charges among types of customers.

The proposed changes are based on 4 years of studies, intensive analysis, and public input, including BWS’s preparation of a Water Master Plan, a 30-year Infrastructure Investment Plan, and a Long Range Financial Plan. The rate proposal reflects input from a community advisory group with representation throughout Oahu, including Pono Chong representing the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii; and meetings with diverse island interests as well as multiple customer surveys and focus groups.

Members are encouraged to access the BWS Web site for more details and to share their ideas: http://www.boardofwatersupply.com.

BWS is holding public hearings on the proposed water rate changes, in addition to reaching out through the neighborhood board system; the community advisory group; and business, community and civic organizations.

Locations, Dates, Times:
Kapolei – Monday, May 14, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, Kapolei Hale, Ground Floor Conference Room, 1000 Uluohia Street, Kapolei, HI 96707

Kaneohe – Tuesday, May 15, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, Benjamin Parker Elementary School Cafeteria, 45-259 Waikalua road, Kaneohe, HI 96744

Mililani – Thursday, May 24, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, Mililani Recreation Center #5, 95-1101 Ainamakua Drive, Mililani Town, HI 96814

Contact Information:
Kathleen Elliot-Pahinui
kelliott-pahinui@hbws.org

Fees/Admission:
Free to all