Wastewater disposal fee to be added to monthly water bill from 2021

Wastewater disposal fee to be added to monthly water bill from 2021

By QLNews

A new fee will become part of the monthly water bill for non-Qatari residents and establishments of any kind, the Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has announced.

In cooperation with Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (KAHRAMAA), Ashghal will begin charging a wastewater disposal service fee.

"The wastewater disposal service fee [will be] equivalent to 20 percent of the value of the monthly water bill issued by KAHRAMAA,” Ashghal said in a tweet.

This calculation of the fee will begin with the “consumption bill for January 2021, which will be issued in February 2021.”

This new fee comes under the implementation of the Resolution (No. 211) of 2019, issued by the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME), determining fees for various Ashghal services offered to establishments and individuals, as announced in January this year.

The aim is to improve the efficiency and quality of infrastructure services provided by the government as well as to rationalize water consumption and preserve Qatar’s water resources, in the context of rising global water scarcity.

This fee will only be applicable for expats and commercial establishments. Qatari citizens are exempt from the service fee.

It will be calculated at 20 percent of the value of the monthly water bill.

For instance, if the value of the water bill is QR 300, the value of wastewater charges will be QR60.

Wastewater is transported through substations and major pumping stations to huge treatment plants. After going through several complex procedures and sterilization processes, the water can be used again for different purposes such as irrigation of green areas, cooling, among others.

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