Chilean President Michelle Bachelet announced a new law that exempts low-income homeowners [of homes costing under 750 UF = inflation-linked unit, US$24,117] from paying [UF 30] potable water and sanitation connection costs.
The initiative will speed up coverage in non-urbanized areas by helping water and sanitation utilities expand their operations to areas that are not currently under their responsibility.
The government expects to grant 46,000 housing subsidies to low-income families in the country.
Read the government press release [scroll down to Promulgación de ley 20.307] here [in Spanish]
Source: BNAmericas [subscription site], 01 Dec 2008