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North Kona "water crisis"

Posted by Jeff N on Saturday, 30 September 2017, at 10:15 a.m.
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In response to 141365: North Kona "water crisis", posted by Dan A on Saturday, 30 September 2017, at 8:40 a.m.

Perhaps Hawaii county residents should establish a fund to resolve issues here on the Big Island? We could deduct the "assessment" that could be established, then deduct it from income or property taxes. They just passed a higher tax on vacation rentals here to fund their $3 BILLION shortfall on the train in Oahu.

The fund could be used for water lines, storage tanks, pumps? We should join most / all water systems on Big Island together to improve redundancy.

Other projects could include a "Citizen's Utility" to compete with utilities (Helco, Water Department, Cable / Internet Monopolies?)

This is a snippet of an article on Puerto Rico:


Ironically, the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA), the bankrupt incumbent energy provider, has been effective primarily in building its own competition. Electricity prices on the island are higher than anywhere else in the U.S. (except Hawaii), and service is unreliable.

We bought a second home in Ocean View, to escape the "Big City" Kailua Kona,
we were lucky to get DSL here that averages under 3 meg speed. Sure would be nice to have Internet Fiber connection, pulled in with water service. I wouldn't mind a water bill in Ocean View.

Additionally, a second "Saddle road" type bypass between Ho'okena and points north. If there is a car accident, or road closure, the detour via Hilo to Ocean View is way to far. There is no other option.



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    Aaron S -- Saturday, 30 September 2017, at 1:01 p.m.

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