Hearing on Board of Water Supply rule changes set for Tuesday

LIHU‘E — The Kaua‘i Department of Water has scheduled a public hearing next week regarding proposed amendments to the rules and regulations of the Kaua‘i Board of Water Supply.

The hearing will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Department of Water’s microbiology lab building, according to a KDOW news release.

The public is invited to provide testimony and comments on two proposed amendments regarding Part 2, Section IX – Leak Rebates and Part 3, Section XII – Establishing Standards for Subdivision Water Systems.

The amendment to Part 2, Section IX will eliminate adjustments for undetected leaks. Currently about 5 percent of the department’s revenues are returned to customers who have had problems with their water line system. The rebate comes from all consumers, even those who may have sufficient waterline systems servicing their home.

“The 5-year financial rate proposal that went into effect last year and the subsequent increases scheduled through 2015 would be about 5 percent higher if the Department of Water does not seek to stop the leak rebate program,” KDOW Manager and Chief Engineer David Craddick said in the release.  

The amendment to Part 3 Section XII will clarify who and how modifications can be made to subdivision requirements.

Interested persons may submit data, views, arguments or other testimony orally or in writing, or both, concerning the proposed rule amendments no later than Aug. 21.

For more information contact the department at 245-5408.


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