Tariffs and tariff methodology

Adoption of economic tariffs of water services is necessary to ensure full coverage of costs incurred in the delivery of water services, with the aim of ensuring the quality of water services at satisfactory level, as well as ensuring long-term sustainability of water services and utilities.

Una Consulting LLC Bihać has gained significant experience in the development and implementation of the Methodology for calculating tariffs of water supply, wastewater collection and wastewater treatment services, through implementation of a large number of capacity building and business improvement projects of public utility companies (PUCs) and local self-government units (LGUs) and especially through implementation of financial and operational improvement programs (FOPIP). In the process of calculating the tariffs for water services, Una Consulting LLC is guided by the principle of full cost recovery, having in mind the accessibility, i.e. affordability of services and economic and operational efficiency.

Based on clearly defined criteria, generally accepted principles and international standards and the Methodology for calculating tariffs of water supply, wastewater collection and wastewater treatment services, Una Consulting LLC Bihać has developed a tool for calculating the tariff of water services, which consists of a set of specific software applications needed for the process of water services tariff calculation such as:

  1. application for water services tariff calculation,
  2. application for calculation of cost savings based on optimization of the number of employees, reducing non-revenue water and increasing energy efficiency, and
  3. application for recording the fixed assets and calculation of calculative depreciation of unregistered communal water infrastructure.

Una Consulting LLC Bihać offers its clients complete service that includes:

  • Analysis and assessment of existing tariffs of water services,
  • Development of a new, or improvement of the existing Methodology for calculating tariffs of water services (water supply, wastewater collection and treatment),
  • Support in the process of proposing new or improved Methodology for calculating tariffs of water services to decision makers for adoption,
  • Joint trainings, as well as individual on-the-job trainings, with the aim of training the appointed representatives of PUCs and LGUs to apply Methodology for calculating tariffs of water services, using Excel tools for calculating and adjusting water service tariffs,
  • Calculating water service tariffs (water supply, wastewater collection and treatment), with the transition period for adjusting water service tariffs,
  • Support to the appointed representatives of PUCs during analysis of financial data from the financial reports by costs centers, potential costs optimization and depreciation costs of total fixed assets,
  • Analysis of structure of water services tariffs, and for the tariff calculated in accordance with the Methodology for calculating tariffs of water services,
  • Support in the process of proposing new water services tariffs to decision makers for adoption.

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