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Saudi water bills at 30% their actual cost

the bill neither includes the cost of installing the utility’s infrastructure nor what would normally be penalties for wastage in the network

NEWS, Business, Cost, Saudi, Treatment plants, Water

Saudi water and electricity Minister H.E. Abdullah A. Al Hussayen has claimed household water bills are not even half the cost of one mobile user living there, Al Riyadh reported.

He said the actual water bill is less than 30% of the actual cost of the service that delivers plain, potable and sanitation water.

The minister added that the bill neither includes the cost of installing the utility's infrastructure nor what would normally be penalties for wastage in the network such as when flushing toilets, leaks in storage tanks and bad plumbing.

As for ongoing water treatment projects causing unpleasant odours around neighbourhoods, the minister said these projects are in their tertiary phases, meaning one step away from producing drinkable treated water.

 

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