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Special gazette issued on increasing water tariffs from September 01

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A special gazette notification has been issued by Water Supply Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, increasing the water tariffs with effect from September 01, 2022.

The tariff revision was made in terms of Section 84 of the National Water Supply & Drainage Board Law No. 02 of 1974.

Accordingly, the tariffs have been revised for all consumers supplied with water from the water supply schemes of the NWSDB.

The monthly water bill of any premises includes, in addition to the water charges, monthly service charges, other charges and applicable taxes, the gazette notification read further. The water bill generally displays only the total monthly charge and if necessary, the consumer can request the water bill with separate VAT/SVAT invoices with prior registration with the NWSDB.

Domestic water tariff increase will be as follows:

Units 00-05: Usage charge per unit is Rs. 20 and monthly service charge is Rs. 300
Units 06-10: Usage charge per unit is Rs. 27 and monthly service charge is Rs. 300
Units 11-15: Usage charge per unit is Rs. 34 and monthly service charge is Rs. 300
Units 16-20: Usage charge per unit is Rs. 68 and monthly service charge is Rs. 300
Units 21-25: Usage charge per unit is Rs. 99 and monthly service charge is Rs. 300
Units 26-30: Usage charge per unit is Rs. 150 and monthly service charge is Rs. 900
Units 31-40: Usage charge per unit is Rs. 179 and monthly service charge is Rs. 900
Units 41-50: Usage charge per unit is Rs. 204 and monthly service charge is Rs. 2,400
Units 51-75: Usage charge per unit is Rs. 221 and monthly service charge is Rs. 2,400
Over 75 units: Usage charge per unit is Rs. 238 and monthly service charge is Rs. 3,500

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