Pukalani General Rate Case, Docket 2022-0186

On December 30, 2022, Hawaii Water filed a General Rate Case with the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (HPUC) to seek recovery of capital investments made to its Pukalani sewer system, which serves customers on the island of Maui. If approved as filed, total annual revenue would increase by $573,245.

The increase is to maintain and upgrade the sewer system. This reflects, in part, infrastructure improvements made since 2018 to wastewater treatment plant equipment and upgrades to the wastewater Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition systems.

We are committed to delivering safe, reliable, and high-quality utility services to our Pukalani system customers and operating in an environmentally responsible manner. We also work hard to operate efficiently and keep costs down. It’s part of our commitment to providing our customers with quality, service, and value. We do not yet know what the Commission will approve or the impact to customers’ bills.

The HPUC will thoroughly review Hawaii Water’s operations, finances, service, and capital improvements before approving any change in rates. No change is expected to become effective until the fourth quarter of 2023. The last rate case approved for Pukalani was in 2017.

We will post updates here as they occur. For more details on the filing and the rate-setting process, see our General Rate Case Docket No. 2022-0186 below. You can also view the filing and related documents at dms.puc.hawaii.gov/dms (Docket No. 2022-0186).

GRC Application Documents