One of the changes announced in the 2017 Singapore budget was that we would be paying a higher tariff if we do not conserve water.
This is especially so for those businesses or household who spends more than 4 cubic meters of water.
The changes can be summarized by the table above.
In the future we won’t have a sanitary appliance fee. The sanitary appliance fee is really stupid if you ask me. Just because you have more installation, you will use more water. This is certainly not always the case for households, and I wonder if this is the case for business.
The sanitary appliance fee, will be combined into the Waterbourne fee. Thus, we see the big increase here.
As a consumer, you are never happy to see price increases. This is even so, when they communicate its been ages since we raise the tariff on water.