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Thursday, 20 September 2012 - 13:24
Water charges to go up
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The water board has decided to increase the water charges with effect from the 1st of October.

Speaking to our news team chairman of the water board, Karunasena Hettiarachchi stated that this decision was taken to reduce the loss it incurs to produce one unit of water.

The chairman also stated that the water charges that are being levied under 9 categories will increase between 5% and 20%.

However, he also stated that the water charges that will be levied against low income families, hospitals and religious places will be increased by only a small margin.

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