EXTENSION OF COMMENTING PERIOD: REVISED NORMS AND STANDARDS: WATER SERVICES FEES

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EXTENSION OF COMMENTING PERIOD: REVISED NORMS AND STANDARDS: WATER SERVICES FEES

Title: For comment: revised norms and standards for setting water services tariffs – Extension of comments period
Government Notice: GN 96 in GG 39781of 4 March 2016
Due date for comments: 31 March 2016

The revised norms and standards for setting water services tariffs and the Pricing strategy for water use charges were published in GN 1153 in GG 9411 of 13 November 2015. Initially comments had to be provided within 90 days of publication. This notice now extends the due date for submitting comments to 31 March 2016.
These norms and standards contain discussions related to the following:
• Roles and functions of water services institutions
• Separation of functions and ring fencing
• Water supply metering
• Procedure for setting tariffs
• Revenue required to provide water supply services on a sustainable basis
• Categories and levels of water services
• Allocate the required revenue from providing water supply services to each category of consumer per scheme or water supply area
• Tariffs for household water use
• Tariffs for industrial and other non‐household water use
• Fixed charges
• Drought tariffs and seasonal tariffs
• Disclosure of water supply tariffs and accounts

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