May 27, 2012

Cost of Water Rising in the USA


Water prices are increasing faster than inflation. Although not mentioned in this article, examination of our water bill suggests that in Honolulu, BWS does not encourage water conservation. While sewer charges are based on usage, the flat sewer service charge is such a large part of the water bill that saving water doesn't save you that much money. Instead, to incentivize water conservation, BWS might want to consider increasing the amount charged per 1,000 gals of water usage and decreasing the fixed sewer fee per dwelling unit.

Here's another article on the price of wastewater =)