This dashboard is designed to assist utility managers and local officials with benchmarking residential water rates against multiple attributes, including utility finances, system characteristics, customer base socioeconomic conditions, and geography. The EFC and the Hawai’i Safe Drinking Water Branch of the Department of Health collected and analyzed water rate structures for approximately 35 service providers in Hawai’i in 2016-17, accounting for approximately 90% of residents served by community water systems. The dashboard was provided as a resource to utilities as part of the Smart Management for Small Water Systems program, under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Current dashboard displays water rates as of July 2016. An updated version, showing 2021 rates, is coming soon. Contact Elsemarie for more info.
Watch a recording of a webinar demonstrating the dashboard and explaining its metrics using the 2017 dashboard edition (external link to YouTube).
Download the data in the dashboard and read a report summarizing rates across the state.View The Dashboard
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill believes everyone in our community deserves equal access to information. Hawai’i Water Rates Dashboard is available to provide data to make decisions for public policy. We are committed to creating an inclusive digital experience. If you are unable to access this information, please contact the Environmental Finance Center for more options.