RESIDENTS of Dénia may notice a rise in their water costs at the beginning of next year. The spokesman of Gent de Dénia, Mario Vidal, revealed that the local government, of the PSPV, will approve the increase. Water supplier, Aqualia, has stressed that after seven years without touching the rates, the time has come to apply an increase that residents will see from February when they receive their first bill (in Dénia water is paid every two months).
Meanwhile, Councilor of the Treasury, the socialist Paco Roselló, said that an average family will only have to pay €1.60 more every two months. The total at the end of the year should be around €9.60. The mayor said that now that inflation must be approved by the Comisión de Precios of the Generalitat Valenciana. He warned that if the council turned a deaf ear to Aqualia’s claim, the company could, on its own, transfer the increase it deemed appropriate to the Generalitat.