Monday, July 18, 2005
Guyanese with water meters can expect to pay a 10% rate increase following a successful application by Guyana Water Inc (GWI) to the Public Utilities Commission (PUC).
Chairman of the PUC Prem Persaud, said the commission's decision would soon be made formal. The application asked for the increase be effective from July 1, 2005.
The increase will see householders with meters paying between $6 to $9 more per cubic metre of water. Those households without meters will pay about $12,000 to $33,000 a year, an increase of between $90 to $250, under the Guyana Sewage and Water Commissioners' (GS&WC) system of billing.