HAWAII KAI (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Public Utilities Commission Tuesday approved a rate increase that will raise sewer bills for Hawaii Kai residents.
Hawaii American Water provides wastewater service in Hawaii Kai.
The PUC approved a 14 percent increase which translates to a $1,246,630 increase in revenue for Hawaii American Water.
Hawaii American Water had asked for a 20 percent increase in March.
The rate for a single-family home will go to $67.08 from $58.70.
The monthly rate for multi-family units will go to $57.08 from $49.95.
Hawaii American Water said the rate increase was needed to offset rising costs associated with system operations and maintaining infrastructure.
Hawaii American Water, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Water and provides wastewater services to approximately 30,000 people.