Oahu sewer fees to rise 4 percent
HONOLULU (AP) — Oahu sewer fees are going up next month to pay for infrastructure upgrades and other costs. The city said the month base fee and usage charge will both increase 4 percent. The monthly base fee will rise to $65.76 while the usage charge will climb to $4.08.
Honolulu Department of Environmental Services Director Lori Kahikina said the increases are necessary to pay for capital improvements, debt service and infrastructure upgrades.
Honolulu is making $5 million in upgrades to its sewage and wastewater treatment systems as part of a settlement reached with the Environmental Protect Agency, the state Department of Health and environmental groups.
The city agreed to make the improvements during a 25-year time span.
Rules for posting comments
Comments posted below are from readers. In no way do they represent the view of Oahu Publishing Inc. or this newspaper. This is a public forum.
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content but the newspaper is under no obligation to do so. Comment posters are solely responsible under the Communications Decency Act for comments posted on this Web site. Oahu Publishing Inc. is not liable for messages from third parties.
IP and email addresses of persons who post are not treated as confidential records and will be disclosed in response to valid legal process.
Do not post:
- Potentially libelous statements or damaging innuendo.
- Obscene, explicit, or racist language.
- Copyrighted materials of any sort without the express permission of the copyright holder.
- Personal attacks, insults or threats.
- The use of another person's real name to disguise your identity.
- Comments unrelated to the story.
If you believe that a commenter has not followed these guidelines, please click the FLAG icon below the comment.