From January 2023, prices for water and sewage services in Prague will increase significantly. The price increase for this service will be 18.5%.
According to the new tariff, the cost of a cubic meter of tap water (including sewage) will go up by 20 CZK to 128.13 CZK, compared to the current price.
The company estimates that in 2021, the average Prague resident will spend about 113 liters of water daily.
This means that today, each citizen of Prague is paying about 12.22 crowns a day or 4,460 crowns a year for water and sewerage. From the new year, the cost will rise to 14.48 crowns a day or 5,285 crowns a year.
That is an increase of 825 crowns per person per year.
According to Pražské vodovody a kanalizace (PVK) spokesman Tomáš Mrázek, the company was forced to take this step because of increased costs.
Particularly, the price of chemicals, construction work and materials, as well as electricity went up noticeably.
It should be noted that PVK is foreign-owned. It is 51% owned by the French firm Veolia and 49% by the PVK. The length of the water supply network it operates is 4,444 km and the sewerage network is 4,760 km.
Water rates are the user’s payment for the consumption of water. Water rates include the payment for taking drinking water. As for the base for billing of water rates is used the information on the water clock about the used water. Waterclock is a measuring tool placed by the customer.
Water rates are payment for water delivered through the water tubing. It includes the price of water, costs for her delivery and the gain of the supplier. The duty to pay vodné arose by flowing the water into the tubing connected to the water clock.
Sewer rates is a fee for taking away the wastewater and her cleaning. The duty of paying sewer rates came up at the moment of flowing the water into the sewerage. The duty of paying sewer rates for the household comes up by the moment of flowing of the wastewater in the sewerage.
The price of sewer rates makes almost approximately half of the total price of water. The volume of wastewater that the customer pays for sewer rates is made up of the volume of water that flew came to the household, so from the information about the volume of water measured on the water clock.