Water tariffs for usage above 15 units to be increased

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State Minister of Water Supply Vasudeva Nanayakkara today said they planned to increase tariffs for domestic water bills exceeding usage of 15 units.

He told a news conference that those using water below 15 units a month won't be affected by this increase, but if the bill exceeds 15 units, the entire bill would be charged on the newly increased rates.“According to the law, water tariffs should be revised every three years. But for the past six years, water tariffs have not been revised considering difficulties faced by the people, ” the state minister said.

Mr. Nanayakkara said this increase will not apply to industries, hospitals, schools and other public institutions. (Thisari Walawege)

 

 

  Comments - 14

  • Mk Thursday, 05 December 2019 06:47 PM

    Poor people to be died. Onna babe veday Tea price???

    Dakshina DISSANAYAKE Thursday, 05 December 2019 06:52 PM

    To bridge the loss revenue on taxes , likely to expect many more surprises in the near future

    Nimal Thursday, 05 December 2019 07:04 PM

    So the carrots given to is us during the election campaign are being withdrawn now? We were never told water tariff would be increased within 1 month after the election.

    R.Daya Thursday, 05 December 2019 07:04 PM

    Give and take Policy. Reduce taxes and put the burden in other ways. More to come.

    Roger Haĺliday Thursday, 05 December 2019 07:15 PM

    Perahera patangattha vitharai

    Warren Raed Thursday, 05 December 2019 07:17 PM

    Here we go. As usual increases begin. I can imagine the cost of living by the time GR completes his tenure as prez.

    Lokka Thursday, 05 December 2019 07:20 PM

    This is a very good move. An average family can manage wiwi 15 or less. Using more than 15 units means there is wastage

    Devasiri Thursday, 05 December 2019 07:22 PM

    Very good. The baiyyas will love that.

    Anmanpan Thursday, 05 December 2019 07:27 PM

    Hurray! Here they come!

    Samson Thursday, 05 December 2019 07:35 PM

    A poor family of 4 will need more than 15 units, so the increase will affect the monthly expense bill for such families. Is this how you will help the poorer class???

    Stunned Citizen Thursday, 05 December 2019 08:03 PM

    Reduce Taxes but supplement that in other ways.

    ANTON Thursday, 05 December 2019 08:16 PM

    It's time for you to go to hell

    Chux Thursday, 05 December 2019 09:07 PM

    People was asking this change ???

    Hail Hydra Friday, 06 December 2019 11:55 AM

    Fair enough. People should be concerned about saving water. consume as the water comes from an infinity pool.


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