Spending for water services: new data from the Price and Tariff Observatory by Cittadinanza Attiva
The survey examined tariffs for integrated water services applied in all Italian provincial capitals in 2020, evaluating two hypothetical consumption levels for a family of 3: 192 m3 annually and 150 m3 annually. The final cost breakdown includes the following expense components: water mains, sewer fees, purification/treatment fees, fixed rates (or ex meter rental fees), standardization components and VAT at 10%. For the hypothesized 192 m3 consumed annually, the component with the greatest impact is that relating to water mains (51%), followed by purification/treatment and sewers (41%) and fixed rate fees (8%). With an annual consumption of 150 m3, the costliest component is once again water mains (46%), followed by purification and sewers (44%) and fixed rate fees (10%). In the first case, the average rate is €2.33 per m3, while in the second it is €2.19.