Water and wastewater charges set to increase in January
Guernsey Water has confirmed that after the bill freeze in 2019 and holding charges for water in 2020, water and wastewater charges will increase from the start of 2021.
Managing Director, Steve Langlois, said: "We are increasing our water and wastewater charges to reflect growing cost pressures on the business. Our rates reflect the cost of providing services to our customers as well as the cost of investment in the infrastructure that delivers these services."
Charges for metered water will rise by 2.02%, from £0.99 per cubic metre to £1.01 per cubic metre, and unmetered increases by 3.57%, from 0.28 to 0.29 per TRP Unit. The change in the metered rates represents an annual rise of 1.01% (TRP - 1.77%) since 1 January 2019.
Charges for wastewater will change by 2.14%, from £1.87 per cubic metre to £1.91 per cubic metre for metered customers, with wastewater standing charges changing from £24.17 per quarter to £24.77 per quarter. This will result in an overall rise of 2.06% in the combined water and wastewater bill for the average metered customer.
"We work hard to make our business as efficient as possible by managing costs carefully. This means that, on average, a metered customer pays just £1.23 per day, but we are seeing increases in some costs that are difficult to control, so customers will see a small rise in their overall bill next year," added Mr Langlois.