Water tariff hike proposal causes stir

Water tariff hike proposal causes stir
Published: 23 October 2017 (446 Views)
Harare City Council's proposal to hike water charges for domestic use has provoked a strong reaction from residents already struggling to settle their bills.

In its $319,5 million budget for 2018, council proposed to increase water charges for high-density suburbs to 70 cents from the current 25 cents for 1-10 cubic metres.

For 11-20 cubic meters, the charge rises to 80 cents from 50 cents and for water above 20 cubic metres council proposes an increase to a $1 from 75 cents.

For low-density areas, council wants to raise water charges from the current 40 cents to 70 cents for 1-10 cubic metres, while for 11-20 cubic metres would rise from 80 cents to $1,20.

- The Herald

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