New corporate agreement likely to raise water prices

Water Authority warns that the proposed corporate water agreement will lead to lower prices for public companies at a heavy cost.

June 7, 2011 03:54
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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.

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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 use.

“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 Jerusalem Post.

“The total price must reflect the cost of the water and as such the moment you reduce one side, the

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