n IMFO : Official Journal of the Institute of Municipal Finance Officers - An optimizing approach to setting water service tariffs in South Africa
|Article Title||An optimizing approach to setting water service tariffs in South Africa|
|© Publisher:||Institute of Municipal Finance Officers (IMFO)|
|Journal||IMFO : Official Journal of the Institute of Municipal Finance Officers|
|Affiliations||1 Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality and 2 Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University|
|Publication Date||Summer 2011|
|Pages||10 - 15|
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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