Water tariffs in Lebanon

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dc.contributor.author Chatila, Jean G.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-02-03T12:50:25Z
dc.date.available 2016-02-03T12:50:25Z
dc.date.copyright 2005
dc.date.issued 2016-05-13
dc.identifier.issn 1366-7017 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/2997
dc.description.abstract Lebanon is increasingly suffering from shortage and mismanagement of water, which is becoming a commodity of considerable value owing to the inadequacy of supply to meet the needs of potential users. Water authorities and establishments fix tariffs that users have to pay to obtain water. In fact, these tariffs should represent the total costs of providing good quality water in adequate quantities. However, currently domestic water tariffs in Lebanon are mostly flat and not enough to cover the salaries of the employees and the charges of minor maintenance works. Domestic water is sold at a nominal daily flow where rates are lower for smaller towns and increase proportionally. In addition, not all subscribers are actually paying their dues and the water authorities are unable to control and limit illegal connections. As for irrigation practices, water is generally priced at a flat rate or at rates that are associated with the area that the users are allowed to invest in. This paper describes the different aspects of the water tariff structures in Lebanon, provides a review of the current water tariffs available for the different sectors and presents recommendations and ideas for a new water tariff system in the newly formed water authorities. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Water tariffs in Lebanon en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle A review and perspective en_US
dc.author.school SOE en_US
dc.author.idnumber 199690300 en_US
dc.author.woa N/A en_US
dc.author.department Civil Engineering en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Water policy en_US
dc.journal.volume 7 en_US
dc.journal.issue 2 en_US
dc.article.pages 215-226 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Chatila, J. G. (2005). Water tariffs in Lebanon: A review and perspective. Water policy, 7(2), 215-226. en_US
dc.author.email jchatila@lau.edu.lb
dc.identifier.url http://wp.iwaponline.com/content/7/2/215

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