“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”.