Balearics have the highest water rates in Spain

THE Balearics is the Spanish region with the highest average price of public supply water, according to a report by the Observatory of Sustainability. The average price in Spain was €1.39 per cubic meter during 2009 in the ‘Sustainable Spain 2010’ report presented at the end of last week.

In the Balearics it was €2.65 per cubic meter, in Murcia €2.34 followed by €1.99 for Catalonia and €1.85 for the Canary Islands.

The regions with the lowest rates included Castilla y Leon with €0.94 per cubic meters, La Rioja with €1.06, Navarra with €1.11 and Cantabria with €1.15.

However, on World Water Day the agency said that the price paid for water in Spain barely covers operating and management costs and that the average price for domestic use increased by 40 per cent between 2001 and 2009.


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