NI Water has announced that from 1st April 2019, non-domestic water and sewerage charges will rise by 2.7% on average.
NI Water Director of Finance & Regulation, Ronan Larkin said:
“The amount by which NI Water can increase customer tariffs is determined by the Utility Regulator. NI Water is acutely aware of its responsibility to strike a balance between our need to generate sufficient income to allow us to continue delivering our services and minimising impact on business customers.
“We have, therefore, limited the increase to 2.7% on average. This means non domestic customers will still pay 1.5% less, in real terms, for their water and sewerage services in 2019/20, than they did when the current PC15 price control period began in 2015.
“NI Water, like other businesses, has been impacted by rising inflation which increases the cost of providing water and sewerage services to customers. Whilst the cost of providing services to our customers has risen, we have been able to absorb some of this and minimise the increase in our tariffs.
“We have worked closely with the Utility Regulator and with the Consumer Council to ensure that any increase remains as low as possible, and continues to represent good value for money.”
Leaflets will be mailed to non-domestic customers to notify them of the forthcoming pricing changes and specifically, how they will be applied.
Customers can access further information about our charges on NI Water’s website at www.niwater.com. Anyone with questions about their bill or our charges can phone our Billing Enquiries Team on 03458 770030.
Advertisements outlining the changes are also being carried in daily newspapers.