HOH Utilities Acquisition Approved

Hawaii Water has received approval from the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (Commission) to acquire the assets of HOH Utilities, LLC., moving the utility one step closer to establishing operations on Kauai.

HOH Utilities is a wastewater utility in the growing Poipu and Koloa area of Kauai County. With the acquisition, Hawaii Water will own and manage the utility, which currently serves almost 1,800 residential, commercial, and resort customers, including three hotels, condominiums, multi-family housing, a golf course, and single-family homes. The sale remains subject to customary closing conditions.

“We appreciate the trust the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission has in our team and expertise to provide quality, service, and value to residents, businesses, and visitors on Kauai island,” said Martin A. Kropelnicki, Group President and CEO. “We look forward to working with HOH Utilities to complete the acquisition and welcome their customers to our ohana.”

Hawaii Water currently provides water, wastewater, and/or recycled water utility services to almost 6,000 customers, including a number of large resorts and condominium complexes, in the communities of Ka’anapali, Pukalani, Kalaeloa, Kapalua, Kapolei, Waikoloa, North Kona Coast, and Kohala Coast on Maui, Oahu, and the Big Island, respectively. Hawaii Water’s services include meter reading, water quality testing, water and wastewater treatment, water system design and construction, and customer service.