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THE WATER ACT

(No. 43 0/2016) EMBU WATER AND SANITATION COMPANY LIMITED APPROVED TARIFF STRUCTURE FOR THE PERIOD 2019/20 TO 2022/23 Embu Water and Sanitation Company Limited (EWASCO) applied to the Water Services Regulatory Board (WASREB) for a review of tariffs for water services, for the period 2019/20 to 2022/23 as per section 72 (1) (b) of the Water Act, 2016.

Public consultation on the EWASCO application was carried out in accordance to the requirements of section 139 of the Water Act, 2016. After considering the application, the written and oral submissions by all stakeholders during the consultation period, and based on latest available data, WASREB has determined an upward tariff review for EWASCO is justified in order to improve service delivery, operate sustainably and protect consumer interests by meeting the tariff conditions Attached to the tariff.

WASREB gives a one (1) months’ notice to all existing and potential customers of EWASCO that the approved tariffs for the four financial years, 2019/20; 2020/21.2021/22 and 2022/23 shall be as follows:

1.0 Approved Tariff Structure

1.1 Water Tariff Structure for the period 2019/20,2020/21, 2021/22 and 2022/23

Customer Category

Approved Tariff Structure

 

 

Consumptions Block in M3

KES

Domestic

1-6

45

7-20

60

21-50

70

51-100

80

101-300

95

 

>300

130

Multi – Dwelling Units (>5 units with a shared Connection)

Per M3

60

Commercial/Industrial and Government

1-50

70

51-100

80

101-300

95

>300

130

Public Schools, Universities and Colleges

1-600

50

600-1200

60

Standpipes/Kiosks

Per M3

35

1.2 Indexation of the Approved Tariff

The utility’s tariff shall be eligible for annual indexation of the approved tariff, as per the regulations of the Water Services Regulatory Board (WASREB). The inflation adjustment shall come into effect every July of the tariff period commencing July 2021.

1.3 Sewerage Tariff

(a)        Consumers with a Water Connection

Sewerage volumes for customers with a water connection shall be determined at 75% of the volume of water consumed at the tariff of water specified in 1.1 above.

(b)        Consumers without a Water Connection

Sewerage consumers without a water connection shall be charged as follows:

  • Domestic (Single dwelling unit): KShs. 300 per month.

All other categories: 75% of the volume of water consumed, as per the metered source at the rates specified in 1.1 above. 2.0 Miscellaneous Charges

Item! Service

Charge (KShs.)

Standing Charge Per Connection per Month

 

Connection Size

 

½ inches

50

¾ inches

100

1 inch

250

1½ inches

250

2 inches

250

3inches

450

4 inches

800

6 inches

1250

8 and above

2000

Water Deposit

Category of consumer

 

Domestic

2500

Retail shops less than 10 m3

3000

Retail shops more than 10 m3

3500

Bar, restaurants less than 15 m3

4000

Bar, restaurants more than 15 m3

6,000

Hotel class “A” and-“B” less than 150 m3

12,000

Hotel class “A” and “B” more than 150 m3

15000

Hotel class “C” and ‘D’ less than 150 m3

18000

Hotel class “C” and ‘D’ more than 150 m3

20,000

Hospitals more than 150 m3

20,000

Health centres less than 150 m3

12,000

Schools and other institutions more than 200 m3

20,000

Schools less than 200 m3

10,000

Minor construction sites more than 200 m3

15,000

Major construction sites more than 300 m3

50,000

Light industries less than 200 m3

30,000

Medium industrial between 200 m3 and300 m3

50,000

Heavy industries more than 300 m3

100,000

Water Kiosks

5,000

Customers with only sewer connection to be charged a deposit equivalent to water connection

Other Charges

Service

New water connection fee – Connection size: ½ inch to 1 inch

2.500

New water connection fee – Connection size: 1.5 inches to 3 inches

7,500

New water connection fee – Connection size above 3 inches

15,000

Water Reconnection fee – at meter point

1,000

Water Reconnection fee – at mains

5,000 and double deposit

Item/ Service

Charge (KShs)

Tanker-8000,16,000 litres

2,500,5,000 respectively per tanker within EWASCO area for ail consumers

Sale of water per m3 at bowsing point (own tanker)

80

Replacement of stolen or damaged meters

100% of the market cost of the meter

Meter testing on request

500

Sewer Connection- Residential/ Domestic

5,000

Sewer Connection- Commercial, Government, schools; Universities and Colleges

7,500

Sewer Connection- Industrial

15,000

Private sewer unblocking

2500

Leak detection services

1,000

Sewer Reconnection fee

15,000

Statement of account fees

200

For cutting off the supply at the request of the consumer

200

For turning on the supply otherwise than in respect of a first connection

200

Exhauster Services (Company Exhauster)

5,000 for other customers and 4,000 for informal settlements

Private Exhausters (Dumping into the company’s sewer system)

15,000 per Truck per month

Penalties

 

Illegal water connection, -Commercial, Industry, Construction (Fraud)

100,000 plus estimated consumption during the period of the illegality

Illegal water connection, (Fraud) – Domestic

30,000 plus estimated consumption during the period of the illegality

Overcharging (fraud) at water kiosk

15,000

Illegal sewer connection-Commercial, Industry, Construction

100,000

Illegal sewer connection—Domestic, Government, Schools, Universities and Colleges

30,000

Self-reconnection after cut off for non-payment

5,000 and billing to be backdated from date of cut off

Surcharge for tampering with meters (this to include meter removal, reversing of meter etc)

5,000

Surcharge for direct suction of water from the supply line using a pump

10,000