By Murat Sultangaliev
As of August 1, 2015 tap water in Atyrau will rise in price: for the population - for 48,4%, for other consumers - for 67%. This was informed by the regional department on regulation of natural monopolies and protection of the competition.
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The department gave the following explanations for the reasons of price jump: increase in expenses incurred by "AtyrauSu Arnasy" (AtyrauWaterWorks) due to increase of costs for materials and chemical reagents; the need for implementation of the Comprehensive plan on introduction of new mechanisms of tariff setting for water; AtyrauWaterWorks' investment program directed at modernization and repair of water supply systems and production assets, acquisition of energy saving equipment.