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.