Jamaica's NWC Awarded Rate Increase

8 Oct 2013 by Local Press Report

The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) has approved a new tariff structure for the National Water Commission (NWC) which will see customers experiencing a 13 or 18 percent increase on their water bills. The OUR says last April the NWC applied for a 19 percent increase in rates in addition to other adjustments. The OUR says in making a determination of the new rates, it has begun the process of separating rates for potable water and sewerage services. As a result, there will be overall increases of 13 percent on accounts which reflect water and sewerage charges, and 18 percent on accounts which do not pay for sewerage services...

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