By Joe Brierley-USA TODAY SportsThe National Hockey League will help save millions from the cost of treating seawater at its new facility in Kailua, Hawaii, the league announced Monday.
The League and the City of Honolulu announced the agreement after receiving a $4.5 million contribution from the U.S. Government’s Public Works Administration.
The city and the NHL are collaborating to develop a public-private partnership that will reduce the cost and increase the quality of Kailuan’s water.
The public will have an opportunity to make an informed choice regarding their water treatment options, the city and NHL said in a joint statement.
The NHL will pay $5.5 to $7.5 per month for the first two years of treatment at the new Kailuans facility.
The money will be paid for with a share of the NHL’s revenue from ticket sales.
The NHL and Kailukans Water Company, which owns the plant, will jointly manage the facility, the announcement said.
The Kailanas water treatment plant, located at Kailoa Marine Park, is slated to open to the public in 2017.