n IMFO : Official Journal of the Institute of Municipal Finance Officers - An optimizing approach to setting water service tariffs in South Africa

Volume 12, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1607-520X



In order to assess South African municipal water tariffs one needs a benchmark or reference against which to compare the tariffs municipalities set, but for each municipality there will be a different benchmark relevant, because their circumstances differ. By benchmark it is meant the tariff structure that a municipality would adopt under circumstances where it was optimizing the achievement of its objectives in the provision of water services.

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