The availability of wholesome drinking water and the safe disposal of wastewater are crucial to public health and a clean environment.
This consultation paper seeks views from customers, third sector organisations and other stakeholders on aspects of the water and sewerage charges exemption scheme and the case for change - in particular:
- What are the key principles which should govern a new scheme;
- Who should be eligible; and
- When should the new arrangements take effect?
Any responses recieved will be used to inform decisions on the terms of a new exemption scheme. The new scheme will form part of Ministers' 'Principles of Charging for Water Services 2015-21 Statement' which will be published in summer 2014.