Setting water tariffs right: Considerations and approaches

  • Governments must ensure access to water for all citizens as it is a right with far-reaching social, political and economic implications.
  • To facilitate sustainable access to quality water, an appropriate approach to water tariffs needs to be determined that considers various contextual challenges and opportunities.
  • This brief looks at the potential options for Mandalay City to help them better understand how to set tariffs for water in their municipality.
  • In order to improve this process, access to good data on the costs of running the system, including leakages, operations, and maintenance, is critical.