“The low costs are different and may justify higher tariff increases”, indicates the president of the entity, Vera Eiró. But the decision rests with the municipalities. The regulator, with regard to tariffs, only has the role of recommending according to the assessment it makes of each of the lower management entities.

“We have the sector divided into high and low. Discharge is related to uptake and treatment at the source. Then it arrives downtown, for municipalities to distribute to consumers”, explains the president of ECO.

Now, the 2% that the entity estimates as the increase corresponds to the inflation associated with these services, but also to the continuous evolution and improvement of services, since “there are activities that have to be developed and that will imply higher operating costs, both in the area of water supply and sanitation, but also in the management of urban waste”.