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Over 2,000 municipal jurisdictions in the continental United States and Canada have adopted storm water utilities with a fee-based funding approach. These storm water utilities play an important role in managing storm water runoff and its impacts on communities and the environment.

The City and County of Honolulu Department of Facility Maintenance evaluated the feasibility of forming a storm water utility for O‘ahu with technical analyses conducted over a period of 18 months. This process was guided by a Stakeholder Advisory Group and incorporated input from two rounds of community engagement. The Feasibility Study Summary Report provides findings and recommendations for the formation of a storm water utility if adopted by City Council.

Click here for a presentation with Q&A on the Storm Water Utility hosted by AARP.

PBS Hawai‘i recently featured a discussion of the proposed Storm Water Utility for O‘ahu on an episode of Insights. Click here to watch.

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Hawaiian Language Display

The City and County of Honolulu honors the Hawaiian language and its use of diacritical marks, the glottal stop and the macron (okina and kahako). While we use these marks in our communication materials, we have omitted them in our online platforms as they are often limited in their ability to display these marks.

To determine when diacritical marks should be used, refer to Hawaiian Dictionary and Place Names of Hawaii, published by UH Press.

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