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The Water Authority warned on Monday that the proposed corporate water agreement
will lead to lower prices for public companies at a heavy cost: Private
consumers will pay more.
Consumers have repeatedly complained about exorbitant
water bills despite reducing their water usage. Local corporations have cited
possible pipeline leakages as an explanation.
As a result, National
Infrastructures Minister Uzi Landau has instructed all water corporations to
refrain from sending out bills in which there is a marked discrepancy from given
consumers’ average bills. Landau has also set up a professional commission to
investigate in the coming month the entire issue of gauging water
“If you take down the prices for the water for the city halls, for
instance, it will increase the prices for households, and why? Because of the
law. It’s a zero sum game,” Water Authority spokesman Uri Schor told The
“The total price must reflect the cost of the water and as such
the moment you reduce one side, the