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They confirm an increase of 50% since July in the Province of Buenos Aires

They confirm an increase of 50% since July in the Province of Buenos Aires
They confirm an increase of 50% since July in the Province of Buenos Aires

The water rate will increase by 50% starting in July in 94 cities in the province of Buenos Aires, which have the service provided by Buenos Aires Waters SA (ABSA).

The increase completes the tariff update of the 250% proposed by the company and authorized by the provincial government at the end of April, which was distributed in two tranches, with the first 200% increase being applied to May invoices and the second 50% increase in July.

Water rate: how much will come in the new bills

He new adjustment in water billswhich covers both the metered and unmetered service, will bring the value of the module or cubic meter to $72.54. In this way, the average bill will be $3,656.62 monthly. However, a property valued between $150,000 and $200,000 You will pay $6,819 for both services.

In this second stage of tariff adjustment, “and47.4% of users will have an increase of less than $1,000 per month41.5% between $1,001 and $2,000, 8.7% between $2,001 and $3,000, and 2.4% more than $3,000″, according to ABSA.

Before the first increase, the value of the module or cubic meter was at $16.12, going to $48.36 in May and reaching $72.54 starting next month, to complete the 250% increase provided for the values. of water tickets.

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According to the company, the increase of 47% of clients will be less than $1,000

Water rates: why they are increased

The justification of the state company for the increases was based on the inflationary process, the devaluation implemented by the national government in December and that the rates were not updated during the last year and a half.

The new values ​​will reach more than 845 thousand users of 94 towns in the province of Buenos Aires, located in 62 municipalities in which the company has influence, among which are La Plata, Bahía Blanca, Campana, Cañuelas, Chivilcoy, 9 de Julio, Ayacucho, Alejandro Korn, Marcos Paz , San Vicente, Villa Gesell and Lincoln.

In the suburbs, the service is provided AySA, which also increased its rates by 209% in April. Thus, the average bill without taxes went from $5,290 to $16,300. As announced at the time of applying the increase, rates will have “monthly adjustments from June in order to maintain the real rate level considering the evolution of salaries and prices”, so it is expected that another update will be reported soon.

Source: Ambito

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