Q: Over the past 15 years, my family and I have moved up the water meter list from 650 to the top 50. My husband comes from a longtime kamaaina family, and it's been frustrating to have to wait so long without being able to build or even prepare the land. We had hoped to retire by now, but the lack of a water meter means we will have to keep working to be able to build a house on our family property in Haiku. With interest rates on the rise again, we are faced with even greater pressures to move forward, and we can't afford a $100,000 well to get our own water like the big developers can. What's the prognosis for any Upcountry water meters to be released in the near future? Mahalo for looking into this.