Multi-family County Water Rates
Maui County Council News Release
Maui County water service rates for multi-family dwellings increased recently, and the Maui County Council’s Water Resources Committee is asking for public input. The Committee considered water service rates for multi-family dwellings at its meeting two weeks ago, Councilmember Michael P. Victorino announced.
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 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.”
Victorino said he encouraged the public to testify the meeting to help the committee find an equitable solution for water service consumers in multi-family dwellings. Testimony may also be submitted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The district offices in Hana, Lanai and Molokai are also available to accept written testimony.
Would appreciate knowing, clearly, what the definition of “multi-family dwellings” for this particular tax situation actually means? Or, better yet, where is it written so we on Molokai can check it out ourselves.