Water tariffs continue upward momentum

An 8.5% rise in the average combined water and wastewater tariff in 2009-2010 provides further evidence that utilities are taking infrastructure investment needs seriously.

Global water tariffs rose by an average of 8.5% between June 2009 and June 2010 at constant exchange rates. The average combined water and wastewater tariff in the 276 major cities represented in GWI’s 2010 Water Tariff Survey was $1.81/ m3. This sum is calculated by taking the bill for a household using 15m3/month then dividing the total by 15 to enable a comparison between charging...

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