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Singapore water price increase
So how much will it cost us now?
Here’s a simple calculator for you to estimate how much your household water bill will be after the water price increase from July 2017 and from July 2018. First of all, you need to learn how to read your Utilities bill.
If your monthly water usage is more than 40 Cu M per month, please help us and email your bill to us at [email protected] We need your examples to develop a calculator for this tier.
All the bill examples that we have been able to find, the usage is well below 40 Cu M.
If your monthly water usage is less than 40 Cu M per month, please enter it in the box below.
Please also enter the number of sanitary fittings (more commonly known as, toilet bowls) in your home.
According to https://www.pub.gov.sg/savewater; each person consumes 148 litres per day, that translates to 4.44 Cu M per month. Here are some examples just to give you an idea of what the % increase may be for various consumption levels:
- Monthly water usage of 25 Cu M
The increase from 1 July 2018 is about 35%
- Monthly water usage of 15 Cu M
And the increase from 1 July 2017 is $3.17, increase from 1 July 2018 is $8.40 (25.75% increase)
- Monthly water usage of 5 Cu M
There’s a decrease in both July 2017 and July 2018
The headline is about a 30% increase in water, where does the 30% come from? Well, the 30% increase refers to the increase in water price for each Cu M for the 0-40 Cu M tier. Here’s a table:
The 30% increase refers to the difference in the current unit price of $2.10 to $2.74 from July 2018. The percentage increase for each household will depend on the household’s total usage for each month. As you can see from the examples above, the final percentage difference range from more than 30% to negative depending on your household usage.
To help households cope with this increased cost, the government has budgeted more than $850m. For more information: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/specialreports/budget2017/news/budget-2017-additional-support-of-s-850m-to-help-households-with/3534406.html
Hope this gives you a better idea of what your bill will look like in the months to come! And if your water usage is high, perhaps it’s time to consider some water conservation techniques. Here are some water hacks that you can check out: https://www.pub.gov.sg/savewater.
Information used to build this calculator is taken from https://www.pub.gov.sg/watersupply/waterprice. The results are estimated to the best of our knowledge.