Nairobi County residents will pay up to Sh350 per unit of water consumed under the new revised tariff, a 40 percent rise from the previous.
Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company (NCWSC) Friday through a gazette notice said it consulted stakeholders to come up with the upward tariff review that seeks to improve service delivery.
“After considering the application, the written and oral submissions by all stakeholders during the consultation period, and based on the latest available data, WSREB (Water Service Regulatory Board) has determined an upward tariff review for NCWSC is justified in order to improve service delivery, operate sustainably and protect consumer interests by meeting the tariff conditions attached to the tariff,” a statement read.
The new tariff will run for four financial years between 2022/2023 and 2024/2025.
WASREB has given consumers until March to apply the revised tariff.
NCWSC will separate individual domestic accounts from Multi-Dwelling Units accounts and migrate consumer billing data within the first three months of tariff implementation.
A review will be conducted within the first 12 to assess the implementation.
On July 2022 the NCWSC, a subsidiary of Nairobi County, sought the regulator’s approval to increase water tariffs by between 20.44 percent and 39.57 percent depending on monthly consumption levels.