Oman amends drinking water connection service fees from OMR 700 to OMR 200


Drinking water connection service fees cut down from RO 700 to RO 200

Muscat: The Council of Ministers, headed by His Majesty the Sultan approves the reduction of water delivery fees for residential units from  OMR 700 to OMR 200

The Authority for Public Services Regulation (APSR) affirmed that the directives of His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik to cut down sums paid for the drinking water service connection to residential units helps ease the burden on citizens and reflects his Royal attention to provide basic public services and achieve sustainable development.

APSR pointed out that the reduction in water connection services will begin to be implemented with effect from 1 February 2024. It added that water connection fees for residential units have been cut down from RO 700 to RO 200. Subscribers who already paid RO 200 will be charged no further amounts, said APSR, noting that sums higher than RO 200 that had been paid before the Royal directives would not be reimbursed.

APSR added that subscribers who have not paid RO 200 can choose between paying by instalment and one-time payment of the outstanding balance.

APSR explained that, for non-residential units (government, industrial, commercial and tourist), water connection fees will be charged according to building area as follows:

– RO 600 for buildings whose total area is equal to or less than 500 square metres (sqm).

– RO 950 for buildings whose area ranges between 501 to 1000 sqm.

– RO 1,300 for buildings whose area ranges between 1,001 and 2,000 sqm.

– For buildings whose area exceeds 2,001 sqm, a fee of RO 1,300 or the actual connection value will be charged, whichever is higher.

In a statement APSR said: “The Authority for Public Services Regulation appreciates the royal directives of His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik to amend the fees for the drinking water connection service for the residential category from RO 700 to RO 200, as an embodiment of the Royal Highness’s keenness to enhancing the provision of basic services to citizens.”

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