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Cost-Effective Alternative to Water Meter Upgrade Offered

July 1, 2016, 3:21 PM HST
* Updated July 1, 3:23 PM
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Effective July 1, 2016, the Department of Water Supply is offering additional fixture unit capacity for single-family dwellings and single-family accessory dwellings with 1” or smaller meters.

Fixture unit costs and allocations are as follows:

Meter Size Included Additional

unit cost

Maximum additional units
5/8 inch 31 $389 8
¾ inch 53 $356 14
1 inch 128 $261 32

Please visit the DWS website: where the Water Meter Sizing Worksheet for Residential and Application for Water Fixture Units for Dwellings forms will be conveniently available.

Construction necessary for the use of fixture unit credits, such as a new bathroom or new appliances and connection to the existing water system, will likely require a building permit.


DWS representatives say they are pleased to offer its consumers this cost-effective alternative to a meter upgrade.

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