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St Helena : St Helena: Water Tariffs
Submitted by Saint Helena Herald (Public Relations Information Office) 07.04.2012 (Article Archived on 12.05.2012)

During last week’s Legislative Council debate on next year’s Budget; the Financial Secretary, Paul Blessington, made mention of proposed increases in utility tariffs that had been agreed earlier in March.

Water Tariffs

 

During last week’s Legislative Council debate on next year’s Budget; the Financial Secretary, Paul Blessington, made mention of proposed increases in utility tariffs that had been agreed earlier in March. However, he commented that in recognition of some of the recent problems in maintaining water quality, he proposed that the water tariffs be held at current levels for a further six months – instead of increasing on 1 April as had been planned.

 

A significant investment programme has been under design for the past twelve months and over the next year it is hoped that construction of refurbished pipelines and water treatment works can get well underway. These works are currently programmed over three years, and they will go a long way to having the right infrastructure in place to avoid some of the risks to water quality that have been so difficult to manage over the last month or so. The elected Members of Legislative Council agreed that current prices in water and drainage will be held for a further six months, so there will be no increase in water charges until 1st October 2012.

 

St Helena Government

3rd April 2012

 

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