Kauai residents to see water rate hike

KAUAI (HawaiiNewsNow) - Kauai residents will experience an 11.2 percent water rate increase July 1. It's the third of four increases to pay for upgrades to the island's aging water system.

The average customer who uses 7,500 gallons a month will pay an additional $3.65.

If you want to voice your opinion, public hearings will begin Tuesday June 25 in Lihue.

The meetings will be held from 6-8 p.m.:

Tuesday, June 25 Līhu'e Neighborhood Center

Thursday, June 27 Kapa'a Neighborhood Center

Friday, June 28 Kōloa Neighborhood Center

Sunday, June 30 Kīlauea Neighborhood Center

Tuesday, July 2 Kalāheo Neighborhood Center

Wednesday, July 3 Hanapēpē Neighborhood Center

Friday, July 5 Waimea Neighborhood Center