Rate Increase for Water
Maui County News Releases
The Department of Water Supply (DWS) would like to remind its customers that water rates will increase by an average of 5.5 percent effective July 1, 2011. The rate increase should generate approximately $2.9 million in additional revenues, which will be necessary to offset increases in electrical expenses, debt service, and operations and maintenance expenditures. In addition, the balance of additional revenues will be used to fund capital replacement projects. The County Council approved the rates during the fiscal year 2012 budget approval period.
The new monthly rates, per 1,000 gallons, are as follows: 0-5,000 $1.75; 5,001-15,000 $3.20; over 15,000 $4.60; agriculture less than 15,000 $1.05; and non-potable $1.05.
In addition, the monthly service charge for water meters also increased slightly. For more information on water rates, customers may call DWS Customer Service at 270-7730. All county rates and fees are available online at www.mauicounty.gov.
For sewer rates, this is the first year since fiscal year 2005 that there is no increase. Rates will remain at their current levels due to carry-over savings attributed to decreases in debt service, electrical costs, construction costs, and also to higher than projected revenues. For sewer rates, please call the Department of Environmental Management at 270-7420.