In Kiev some time ago, held an open hearing on revision of tariffs on cold water. “Kyivvodocanal” calculated that in 2018 the cost of their services will increase from 15.79 to 18.46 hryvnia. Following the hearing, made a Protocol and sent it to the National Commission on issues of state regulation in the areas of energy and utilities (NKREKU). The settlements will check and approve the new tariffs. The website “Today” figured out how and who can change the cost of cold water in 2018.
How and why increase the rate
The rate of 18.46 hryvnia per cubic meter – still only a proposal. The final decision about how much the people of Kiev to pay for water, make can only NKREKU. At the same time, the Commission insist that the tariff should be economically justified and include expenses on repairs and modernization of infrastructure. According to “Kyivvodocanal”, 80% of the Fund’s worn out, and money for replacement of pipes no.
“Of more than four thousand kilometers of water half almost completely worn out. To keep them in working condition requires significant financial and labor resources, ” – says the Director of the Department of Economics and Finance “Kyivvodocanal” Irina Kirilyuk.
By the way, the water rates each company is different. It depends on the economy of the enterprise, the technologies they use. According to estimates NKREKU, the largest component of the tariff salary. For example, if the Ukrainians have spent on cold water 100 hryvnia, on average, the 38.2 of the hryvnia will be spent on the salaries of employees of the local “Vodokanal” of 27.4 hryvnia will be spent on light (the pumps are powered by electricity) and 21.2 of the hryvnia – for banking services, checking meters, 70 cents – for the payment of interest on loans, 4,5 hryvnia for repair of 6.5 hryvnia depreciation and 1.5 hryvnia in taxes and fees
This year, as noted by the representatives of local authorities at the Commission meeting in February 2017, it turned out that Ukrainians spend less water than projected in the calculations. The more the company sells, the cheaper their service. However, due to the significant price increase communal Ukrainians began to save.
It should also be recalled that according to the new law “On commercial accounting utilities”, be considered the amount of the payment will be new. > ach apartment, as before, for water will pay according to an individual metering device – that is, the counter in the apartment. But the counters will stand on each house, and if it turns out that the sum of all readings in apartments smaller than the indications of the house counter, the difference will have to compensate.
In some homes, says Advisor to the Deputy head of the KCSA Peter Panteleev Yulia Competent there really a difference between what shows house meter and individual metering devices. And the reasons for this may be several: impulses illegal connection to in-house systems, magnets on the counters.
If, for example, house meter wrapped 500 CC of cold water, but each apartment has its own meter and their readings scored a total of only 480 cubic meters, for the “extra” 20 cubic meters will have to pay all of the apartments.
How much will have to pay for water
Even after the price increase, said the officials, bills for water – only five percent of all housing and utility costs. The average family of three spends 7.2 per cubic meter of cold water per month. Now the capital of the same amount of water costs to 113.6 of the hryvnia, and in the next year if new fees are approved, bills will increase to 132,9 hryvnia.
As explained in NKREKU, the Ukrainians wasted spend thousands liters per day.
- dripping tap – 24 liters a day, 720 liters a month;
- flows from the tap – 144 liters per day, 4 000 litres per month;
A few years ago, the ratio of consumption of drinking water at least a day was about 260 liters, whereas in Germany consume 105, and in the Czech Republic – 125 liters per person. In 2014, the ratio of consumption in Ukraine was reduced to 4 cubic meters per month (that’s about 140 liters per day). It is on the standard, there are grant and it is paid by the Ukrainians in the houses without meters.
The rising water and strict record of the used cubic meters has forced many Ukrainians to think about saving. Experts believe that changing your household habits, you can not only significantly reduce the amount of the payment, but also to preserve drinking water.
You can start with simple. For example, to turn on the faucet only when you use it with water. “Many just open the tap in the morning and wash my face. Brush your teeth, lather the face and the water goes away. And with ware the same situation – the water is not used, and the tap is open”, – shares his observations Oksana from Kiev. The most simple methods of saving, said Anna Shumeiko, will allow you to save hundreds of hryvnia.
Another way to waste less water to install water-saving nozzles, aerators on faucets. A normal crane may carry up to 16 litres of water per minute, and the faucet with the aerator is 3-4 liters per minute. With this aerator you can wash the dishes, wash and even take a shower.
The next step is to “upgrade” cistern. You should change the cistern in the toilet for one that uses less water. You can buy a special tank with energy-saving system, which controls the flow of water, or just set into the tank filled with water plastic bottle – this will help reduce the volume of water in the tank. However, to save this solution can manage.
New appliances with high energy efficiency class. Washing machine with energy class A+ and higher will help to save tens of gallons of water. Also the washing machine should fill, but not overload, as this increases the electricity consumption.
Experts also suggest to those who want to save money, take a shower and not a bath. Taking a shower within five minutes, consumed a maximum of 100 liters of water and filling the bath, you need more than 200 liters.