Chile approves compensation for potable water service cuts

Bnamericas Published: Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Chile's senate reviewed and approved a bill mandating compensation for clients who experience unscheduled potable water service cuts, a press release by local sanitation services regulator SISS said.

With the senate's approval the bill is set to become law. It will compensate clients 407 pesos (US$0.77) for service cuts between 3-6 hours, 611 pesos for cuts between 6-9 hours and 611 pesos plus an hourly rate for cuts above 9 hours.

Included is a clause stipulating clients may not be charged for potable water service during service cuts, SISS said.

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