As many are experiencing a real 2020 moment, any tariff increase is considered ill-timed.

It is for this reason that the MWSS welcomes the decision of its Concessionaires, Manila Water Company (MWC) and Maynilad Water Services (MWSI), when it announced this week that they are extending its tariff status quo until 2021.

Based on the 2018 rate rebasing determination, an upward tariff adjustment is to take effect 1 January 2021, but thanks to MWCI and MWSI for keeping customers’ interests ahead of their own, the average bill will be maintained 2nd quarter 2020 tariff level for the time being.