Meanwhile new residential properties or private sector entities who need water connections can expect to pay more for the service. We are told that that the Government had been subsidising these costs thus far. CORRECTION: The subsidies have been met to a good extent by taxpayers.
30 - (5) The obligations of the Authority in relation to supply are -
(a) to only impose charges and price increases in accordance with the Commerce Act 1998;
(b) to provide timely response to reports of defects in its assets affecting the supply to customers or posing risks to life or property; or
(c) to provide as efficient and affordable a service as is possible to as many areas as are possible.