By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Average water rate in Taipei City will go up 28.16 percent, starting from March 1, but for the 941,000 customers whose average water consumption is less than 20 units (1 unit =1,000 liters) per month, accounting for 61.89 percent of all customers, the base rate of NT$5 per unit will remain unchanged, according to the Taipei Water Department.
After the hike the average water rate is NT$11.56 (NT$12.14 with tax) per unit (1000 liters), the department said.
With the base rate remaining unchanged, the imminent water rate hike is designed to make heavy users pay more so as to encourage them to save water, the department said. [FULL STORY]