Drinking water in the Olomouc and Prostejov regions will become 11 pct more expensive next year

by   CIJ News iDesk III
2023-11-29   11:07

Water and sewerage charges will rise by about 11 percent in the Olomouc and Prostějov regions next year. In Olomouc, people will pay CZK 51.97 for a cubic metre of drinking water without VAT and CZK 56.37 for sewerage, a total of CZK 108.34. In the Prostějov region, water will cost CZK 58.36 and sewerage CZK 57.93 from 1 January. Consumers in the Prostějov region will pay CZK 116.29 per cubic metre of delivered and discharged drinking water. Markéta Bártová, a spokeswoman for Moravská vodárenská announced today.

"The increase in the price of water and sewerage fees was mainly due to an increase in the company's costs, such as energy, chemicals, construction work and materials," Bártová said. Moravská vodárenská from the Veolia group operates water infrastructure for towns, municipalities and industrial enterprises in the Olomouc and Prostějov regions. This year, the price of drinking water in Olomouc increased by 13.1 percent year-on-year and in Prostejov by 18 percent.

Moravská vodárenská supplied 209,990 inhabitants with drinking water in Olomouc and Prostějov last year, has 259 employees and operates 23 water treatment plants, 54 reservoirs and 14 wastewater treatment plants. The company provides service for 1,074 kilometres of water supply and 627 kilometres of wastewater networks.

Source: Moravská vodárenská and CTK