Jersey Water has today published its 2015 charges for water which will take effect from April 2015. Prices for water and standing charges will increase by approximately 1.75%, which is less than the current rate of inflation.
Helier Smith, Chief Operating Officer at Jersey Water commented: “By focussing on managing our costs and operating efficiently we have, for over a decade, been successful in maintaining our policy of keeping price increases at or below inflation. This has meant that during that period, taking inflation in to account, the price of water in Jersey has fallen by just under 12%.”
“During 2014, Jersey Water fitted a further 2,800 meters as part of its island wide metering programme. The project, now in its fifth year, is nearing completion with 31,000 meters now in use covering approximately 83% of connections. The Company is on track to meet its objective of metering 90% of connections by mid-2015 and will continue until all connections are metered.”
“The benefits of metering are already being seen. Consumption of water over the 5 years since the island wide metering project was started has decreased by 2.4%, this is despite the addition of nearly 2,000 new connections in that period. Customers are also benefitting as they are now in control of their water bills. Approximately 60% are seeing a reduction in their water bills since they went on to a meter.”
A schedule of the 2015 prices is available at www.jerseywater.je/2015charges
For further information please contact:
Helier Smith, Chief Operating Officer Tel: 01534 707300 Email: [email protected]