The metropolis of Lyon proposes progressive pricing for ingesting water | EUROtoday

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The environmentalist majority of the Lyon metropolis is implementing a serious marker of its mandate: the institution of recent pricing for ingesting water on its territory. A deliberation should be voted to this impact, on Monday March 11, in the course of the subsequent metropolitan council. A yr after taking up the water administration from the non-public operator Véolia, the second largest city space in France needs to determine free use of the primary twelve cubic meters of water for people, and a system of economic help for households probably the most precarious.

This new pricing system has the twin goal of providing “free vital part” of water to residents, and to encourage sobriety, with a goal of 15% discount in water consumption by 2035. “Preserving water resources is an absolute priority for us. Our territory is fortunate to benefit from quality drinking water, thanks to the aquifer fed by the Rhône, which provides 98% of the water consumption of the 1.4 million inhabitants of the metropolis. But scientific forecasts tell us that the river level will drop by an annual average of 20% in the near future. We must anticipate, it is a vital issue”declared Bruno Bernard, president (Europe Ecologie-Les Verts) of the metropolis of Lyon, in the course of the presentation to the press of the plan of “new solidarity and environmental pricing for drinking water”Wednesday March 6.

Until now, the value of a cubic meter of water was the identical for everybody, people or professionals. Scheduled from 1er January 2025, this new Lyon system introduces a number of worth bands for ingesting water for personal households: free as much as 12 m3paying on the present price as much as 180 m3 and with a worth multiplied by two past that. According to estimates from metropolitan providers, this third high-rate tranche at the moment issues 16,000 subscribers, or 5% of customers.

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The worth of a cubic meter of ingesting water is ready in Lyon for this yr at 1.15 euros excluding tax. It elevated by 5.09% in comparison with the earlier yr. The subsequent price for 2025 will probably be determined subsequent June by the board of administrators of the Grand Lyon Water Authority. The elected representatives of the metropolitan majority make sure that the rise within the cubic meter of water stays proportional to the final improve in the price of dwelling. “There is no question of financing this new model through increases, the balance is preserved in the distribution of the different price bands”assures Anne Grosperrin, vice-president of the metropolis in control of the water cycle.

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