Brazil’s lower house approved a bill proposal making household water meters obligatory in apartments and condominiums. Up till now water costs were based on total water use and divided equally between households.
A second bill, submitted by the consumer defense committee, stipulating sewage service rates should not be more than half of that for potable water rates, was also approved.
The bills have now been submitted to the senate.
Source: BNamericas.com [subscription site], 11 Apr 2008