HPUD does not receive any money or funding from the State or Federal government, local taxes, government subsidies or grants to fund water system improvements. Like other utility districts, ratepayer funds through customer utility bills are the only source of revenue HPUD receives to pay for these infrastructure improvements. We will continue to seek low-cost loans and use other funding strategies to meet these obligations, in order to have the least impact to customers.
HPUD is not the only utility facing these same issues. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 2017 Report Card gave the overall condition of the nation’s infrastructure a D+. HPUD must work diligently to replace and repair our aging pipes to continue to provide reliable service now and into the future.
HPUD has been maintaining the system, but overtime, the materials that comprise the system reach the end of their life and are no longer reliable. There comes a point when repairs become more costly than replacement. HPUD has been working to review the entire water system and identify and prioritize projects by need.
HPUD and its contractors work hard to keep disruptions in service and traffic flow to a minimum. It is our goal that all road and yard repairs be done correctly and in a timely manner.
No, Water for Tomorrow is directly related to the water infrastructure system and will not affect sewer rates. Sewer rates are independently determined by sewer infrastructure needs with the Wastewater Treatment and Collection System, not the Drinking Water Treatment and Distribution System.