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The following explanation of charges quotes particular sections of Princeville Utilities Company, Inc.’s (PUCI’s) tariff as approved by the State of Hawai'i Public Utilities Commission (HPUC). 

Water and Water Energy charges are billed based on service period, mid month to the following mid month. 

Water Standby, Sewer, and Sewer Energy are billed on a calendar month.

Water
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40 of tariff

Applicable to all water customers.   Volume charge at $1.517 per 1000 gallons

Water Standby
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40 of tariff

Applicable to all water customers.  Assessed in other jurisdictions as a meter fee or service fee.  It is designed to recover the fixed expenses incurred by PUCI to keep the water and sewer systems operational, whether or not the services are actually used.

Monthly Standby Charge:
                                               Monthly Charge
Meter Size (inches)                 Per Installed Meter
5/8”                                                     $    6.11
3/4”                                                     $    7.63
1”                                                        $  12.21
1-1/2"                                                  $  24.42
2”                                                        $  33.58
3”                                                        $  68.68
4”                                                        $144.99
6”                                                        $221.31
8”                                                        $381.56

Water Energy
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25 of tariff

Automatic Power Cost Adjustment.  Applicable to all water customers.  PUCI’s current rates were approved by the HPUC in 1997, based upon (among other things) its operational costs at that time.  This charge allows PUCI to recover subsequent increases in electrical costs related to the operation of PUCI’s water systems.

Sewer
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40 of tariff

Monthly Flat Rate Sewer Usage Charge.  Applicable to all residential sewer customers.  $35.91 per single-family or multi-family unit.

Sewer Standby
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40 of tariff

Applicable to all non-residential sewer customers. Assessed in other jurisdictions as a meter fee or service fee.  It is designed to recover the fixed expenses incurred by PUCI to keep the water and sewer systems operational, whether or not the services are actually used.

Monthly Standby Charge:
                                                Monthly Charge
Meter Size (inches)                  Per Installed Meter
5/8”                                                     $      48.84
3/4”                                                     $      61.04
1”                                                        $      97.65
1-1/2"                                                  $    195.34
2”                                                        $    268.60
3”                                                        $    549.40
4”                                                        $ 1,159.84
6”                                                        $ 1,770.29
8”                                                        $ 3,052.22

Sewer Energy
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38 of tariff

Automatic Power Cost Adjustment.  Applicable to all sewer customers.  PUCI’s current rates were approved by the HPUC approximately ten years ago, based upon (among other things) its operational costs at that time.  This charge allows PUCI to recover subsequent increases in electrical costs related to the operation of PUCI’s sewer systems.

Sewer Commercial
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40 of tariff

Applicable to all non-residential sewer customers.  Volume charge at $5.668 per 1,000 gallons of water

 

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