Jersey Water has today announced its tariffs for 2007. With effect from 1 April 2007, there will be an increase of 2% in the price of water charged for by meter. Increases in other charges for water, including supplies charged on an unmeasured basis, will be limited to 3.6%. Standing charges will not be increased.
Managing Director & Engineer of Jersey Water, Howard Snowden, commented:
“We are keen to keep price increases to a minimum and have managed to limit the increase to 3.6% for unmeasured customers and 2% for metered customers, despite large increases in energy costs. This is the fifth consecutive year in which price increases for water have remained at or below inflation. Overall, the effect of the increase on our income will be limited to approximately 2.1%.”
“In order to encourage customers to move to paying for water by meter the Company has restricted the price increase for metered water to just 2%. Converting to a meter is not mandatory but there are many customers who currently do not have meters installed who could benefit, depending on their circumstances, by converting to paying for water by meter. The Company will fit a water meter free of charge wherever the customer plumbing arrangements allow.”
“With increasingly dry summers and less predictable rainfall patterns the use of metering helps customers to be more aware of the water that they are consuming and assists Jersey Water in the prompt identification of leaks.”
Customers interested in finding out more about a metered supply can log onto the website or request further information from the Customer Services Department at Jersey Water.
For further information, please contact:
Howard Snowden T: 707300