In May 2018, the Lesotho Electricity and Water Authority (LEWA) announced to the Urban Water and Sewerage Services (UWSS) stakeholders and the public that, WASCO has filed a tariff application for a review of electricity services tariffs for the Financial Year 2018/19. This application is in line with Section 24 of the LEA Act, as amended. WASCO holds a composite license issued in terms of Section 50 of the Lesotho Electricity Authority Act no. 12 of 2002 (LEA Act), as amended.
The application and tariff drivers that WASCO cites therein:
WASCO submitted a tariff adjustment application of 12% on both Domestic Volumetric and Standing Charges on 08th May 2018. WASCO further requested a 15% adjustment for non-Domestic Volumetric and Standing Charges. WASCO stated that Volumetric and Standing Charges for public standpipes and Band A customers would remain at 2017-18 levels. The Company proposed a Revenue Requirement of M269.97 million which comprised M 234.36 million for water services and M 34.61 million for sewerage services.
WASCO has stated the following as the main components of the 2018/19 Revenue Requirement:
|Item||Projected cost in Million Maloti|
|Reticulation and plant maintenance||10.36|
|Water and Sewerage connections||9.44|
Copies of the application are still available from LEWA offices and website: www.lewa.org.ls . Other copies are at the District Administrators’ offices.
Invitation for public hearings
In accordance with Section 24(6) of the Act, as amended the ESI stakeholders and general public are invited to participate at public hearings which are scheduled as indicated below:
|02 July 2018||Quthing: Hillsview Guest House||09:00 am|
|05 July 2018||Butha-Buthe: Crocodile Inn||09:00 am|
|09 July 2018||Maseru: Victoria Hotel||09:00 am|
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