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May 2017

Found 4 blog entries for May 2017.

House Bill 1244 Hawaii Cesspool legislationDid you know that cesspools in Hawai`i release approximately 55 million gallons of untreated sewage into the ground each day? Cesspools in Hawai`i release as much as 23,700 pounds of nitrogen and nearly 6,000 pounds of phosphorus into the ground each day, which can stimulate undesirable algae growth, degrade water quality, and impact coral reefs.

It is due to this threat to our local environment and to our bays and beaches that the state of Hawaii created Wastewater System rules banning new cesspools statewide. Hawaii has been the only state in the country that allows new cesspools. The banning of new cesspools statewide stops the addition of pollution from approximately 800 new cesspools per year.

House Bill 1244, if signed by the governor, will

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If you are new to living in Hawaii, you might have noticed that most every home relies in some capacity on propane for heating water or for powering gas appliances. Whether swimming pools, ponds and spa, or tiki torches, stoves, clothes dryers and hot-water heaters, there are many common household usages for propane in Hawaii.



For energy efficiency, propane offers significant savings compared to electricity, even more if you have an on-demand hot-water heater. Here on the Big Island, there are two types of gas services available through the Gas Company. Utility gas is rendered through an underground gas piping system monitored by a meter, while non-utility gas is contained in tanks and cylinders for use by individual homes and businesses.

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Planning a trip to the Big Island and specifically West Hawaii? Within a 30 minute drive north of downtown Kailua Kona and 16 miles of the Kona Airport is Waikoloa Resort, an oceanfront resort community which includes beautiful Anaeho’omalu Bay (A-Bay), the King’s Shops and Queen’s Marketplace, the Waikoloa Hilton, the Waikoloa Marriott, and fun “on-the-beach” restaurant and bar, Lava Lava Beach Club. You’ll also find numerous opportunities for four-star dining, golf courses, tennis courts and a world-class spa.

Hali’i Kai

Hali'i Kai Pool- LUVA Vacation Rentals In the midst of all this beauty and entertainment is Hali’i Kai, in the Waikoloa Beach Resort, a luxury condominium development nestled in between the spectacular coastline and the Waikoloa Beach Golf Course. Hali’i Kai offers a

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The real estate market in West Hawaii for single family homes saw moderate price appreciation in April, while prices for condos continue to remain below last year’s sales prices. The median price for a single family home rose 20% in South Kohala from $525,000 in April 2016 compared with $630,240 in April 2017 according to data from the Hawaii Information Services. South Kohala also saw a 79% increase in sales volume since this time last year. Home prices increased by 12.13% year over year in North Kona from $581,000 to $652,500, but decreased 4.9% in sales volume. South Kona, with limited inventory of homes, saw prices decline 21% year over year from $515,000 in 2016 to $403,500 this year and sales volume drop 13%. Condominiums for North Kona saw a 14%

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