water tariffs The current ones are not enough to strengthen their networks and withstand climatic events, the Lima Drinking Water and Sewerage Service (Sedapal) warns.
Sedapal President Hector Piscoia notes that while he can still secure the general supply of his services, catering only if there is an El Niño event like the one that happened in 2017.
As you know, the National El Niño Study indicates that we are now on alert, with the likelihood that rainy above the norm on the coast, northern and central highlands until July.
Given this, Piscoia points out that it is necessary not only to bring more water to Lima, but also to change the collectors of the drainage system, since the current ones are more than 50 years old, and in the next few years they may collapse.
When El Niño phenomenon The sewer network could be affected by overflows and landslides, which could cause more damage than what was reported in San Juan de Lurigancho in 2019.
A Sedapal spokesperson believes that the rate approved by the National Sanitary Services (Sunass) for this year is insufficient and that a larger budget is needed.
“We are dependent on the course of Sunass, and Sunass did not take into account any of budget about a possible coastal child,” he commented to the Gestión newspaper.
An 8.4% increase in the water tariff for consumers is planned for 2024, but Piscoia indicates that these tariffs should be carried over to this year.
“This adjustment means that if you pay 50 Sicilian dollars today (for monthly consumption), you will pay 54 sildia for this adjustment in 2024; But wacos they are happening today, not next year, and my (Sedapal) facilities are affected now and in 2024,” he said.
In the event that the programmed increase is not carried over, the President of Sedapal points to the need to make at least a minor adjustment to the rates.
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