Water bills may decline on the Big Island

HILO, Hawaii (AP) - Water customers on the Big Island may be seeing their bills go down.

The Hawaii County Board of Water Supply is to consider a proposal to adjust its power cost charge downward.

The power cost charge fluctuates depending on how much it costs to operate the water system on the Big Island.

The current power cost charge is $1.91 per 1,000 gallons. West Hawaii Today is quoting Water Supply Manager Milton Pavao as saying the proposed new charge is $1.66 per 1,000 gallons.

The board is set to consider changing the power cost charge at a Tuesday morning hearing at the Operations Center in Hilo. Its regular September meeting will follow.

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