REVISION OF THE PRICING STRATEGY FOR WATER USE CHARGES
Title: Revision of the Pricing Strategy for Water Use Charges In Terms Of Section 56(1) of the National Water Act, 1998
Government Notice: GN 1154 in GG 39411 of 13 November 2015
Date of commencement: Not yet specified
Potentially affected controls: Rates and levies related to water consumption
This pricing strategy provides the framework for the pricing of the use of water from South Africa’s water resources, i.e. the use of raw (untreated) water from the water resource and/ or supplied from government waterworks and the discharge of water into a water resource or onto land. It is developed in terms of the National Water Act, which empowers the Minister of Water and Sanitation, with the concurrency of the Minister of Finance, to establish a pricing strategy for charges for any water use within the framework of existing relevant government policy. Socio-economic, environmental and other changes warranted this third revision of the pricing strategy.
This strategy seeks to facilitate reform in the sector as well as to provide transparency and predictability to water users on how water will be priced. It is intended to support the achievement of the goal, as articulated in the National Water Resources Strategy. It is intended to support the achievement of the goal, as articulated in the National Water Resources Strategy that water is efficiently and effectively managed for equitable and sustainable growth and development.
The strategy contains discussions on water use categories, categories of charges and implementation of the strategy.
Members of the public are invited to submit to the Minister, within 90 (ninety) days after the publication of the notice in the gazette, written comments or inputs to the addresses specified in the notice.