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New water tariff to deter people from wasting water

The Hindu, 03 November 2014

 

The new water tariff announced by Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) is aimed at encouraging citizens to conserve water.

 

According to Anjum Parwez, BWSSB’s Managing Director, the tariff has been fixed in such a way that it will deter people from wasting water. “Unless people are economical in using water,they will have to pay up,” he said.

 

BWSSB sources point out that the average water consumption by a family of four is around 13 kilo litres per month. This falls under the consumption slab of eight to 25 kilo litres of water, and that has seen only 20 per cent hike in tariff. However, as the consumption of water increases, so does the hike in tariff. In some cases, the traffic hike is as high as 60 per cent. This will have a bearing on the total water bill as the sanitary charges and water meter service charges are calculated based on water consumption. BWSSB has linked all components to water consumption. Read more....