State Agencies Supporting Water System Partnerships
Hawaii Department of Health
State Policies and Programs Regarding Water System Partnerships
DWSRF PRIORITIZATION OF INTERCONNECTION PROJECTS
Hawaii’s DWSRF program prioritizes consolidation projects categorized under “sustainability and resiliency.” Projects addressing drought mitigation measures, which include interconnections between utilities, may receive 5 priority points.
MANAGERIAL PARTNERSHIPS FOR NEW SMALL COMMUNITY WATER SYSTEMS
Small water systems in residential subdivisions are encouraged to contract with an operator and a financial management company to provide technical and managerial support. The Capacity Development Program assists developers of new water systems with incorporating covenants for the community association to contract a system operator to operate the system and a private management company to bill customers, collect money owed, pay bills, and provide financial records. In order to start a new water system, the developer must demonstrate that the new system will have the financial capacity required to maintain and operate the system and cover repairs and replacement costs.
Helpful Links to State Resources
- Department of Health Administrative Rules: http://health.hawaii.gov/opppd/department-of-health-administrative-rules-title-11/
- Hawaii Safe Drinking Water Branch: http://health.hawaii.gov/sdwb/
- Hawaii DWSRF: http://health.hawaii.gov/sdwb/drinking-water-state-revolving-fund/
- Operator Certification: http://health.hawaii.gov/sdwb/operatorcert/