Change in water rates

ORANJESTAD - WEB Aruba announced a price change on the water tariffs effective August 1, 2022.

The rate change is due to the dramatic increase in fuel oil (HFO) caused by international development after the pandemic. The situation worsened due to the war in Ukraine.

Till now WEB Aruba absorbed these fuel price increases through its reserves. However, this is no longer responsible.                                                              

Clients will notice the rate increase in their water bill of September 2022, which expires in October 2022                                                                                                       
WEB Aruba has two water rates for residential and non-residential clients. In the table below you will find an overview of the rate changes.

Drinking water rates for residential clients (A)
Old rates New rates effective August 1, 2022
Water usage

Rates per m³ in Awg

Water usage

Rates (Awg.) per m³ in Awg.

0 – 3 m³* 4.55 0 – 3 m³* 6.30
4 - 6 m³ 4.55 4 - 6 m³ 6.30
7 - 12 m³ 6.25 7 - 12 m³ 8.25
13 - 20 m³ 11.25 13 - 20 m³ 13.50
20 m³ 15.25 20 m³ 17.75

* Based on the minimum consumption standing charge of 3 m³ (vastrecht)

Drinking water rates for non- residential clients (T,P,G,H,L)
Old rates New rates effective August1, 2022
Water usage Rates (Awg. per m³ in Awg Water usage Rates per m³ in Awg
Commercial * 9.50 Commercial * 12.00

* Based on the minimum consumption standing charge of 3 m³ (vastrecht)

The special water rate for agriculture, horticulture, stockbreeding (C) remains Awg. 5.50 per m3 based on a minimum guaranteed usage of 10 m3.

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