Water more expensive if you use a lot, cheaper if you save
The daily water consumption per person (calculated per annum) dropped below the symbolic threshold of 100 litres last year, Het Nieuwsblad and De Standaard report. It was 99 litres per day for the average Fleming, coming from 101. It’s the first time it has dropped below 100.
Only big consumers will be hit. ‘The total invoice will not go up unless you are really using a lot,’ Schauvliege explains. This could be because you regularly wash your car using tap water instead of rain water from a tank, which is one of the habits experts would like us to drop. The exact rates still haven’t been released, but social corrections will be made, for example, for households with big families (although the number of persons is automatically taken into account) and for poor people.