Jersey Water has today published its tariffs for the year ending 31 March 2006. Overall, the increase in tariffs has been limited to 2.2%.
There will be no increase this year in the price of water charged for by meter and increases in other charges for water, including supplies charged on an unmeasured basis, will be limited to 4%.
Managing Director & Engineer of Jersey Water, Howard Snowden, commented:
“We were very keen to keep price increases to a minimum this year and believe that we have done so with an overall increase of just 2.2%.”
“In order to encourage customers to consider moving to a meter we have kept charges for metered water at 2004 prices. Certain households could reduce their water bills by switching to what we consider is a fairer way of charging for water. There is no compulsion to have a meter fitted for customers who do not wish to change. Wherever possible we will fit a water meter to a supply free of charge – although there are certain kinds of supply that cannot be metered without changes to the Customer’s pipe work.”
“Charging for water by meter encourages consumers to be more aware of the water they use and will help us to manage the demand for water in the future. Metered supplies also make identification and rectification of leaks on the system much more straightforward.”
Customers interested in finding out more about a metered supply can log onto the Metering Section of the website or request further information from the Customer Services Department at Jersey Water.
Managing Director & Engineer
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