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GEORGE TOWN: A newly proposed water rate increase in Penang has received support from key interest groups, saying it would force Penangites to use less water.

The state’s water use per capita per day is nearly 300 litres per day while the national average is 240.

An expert said Penangites who use a reasonable amount of water can expect to pay a bit more, but water wasters will be severely punished with an increase of close to RM110 on their current bills.

The increase is part of a proposed water tariff review by the Penang Water Supply Corporation (PBAPP) to ensure water security by 2050 and to reduce water wastage. Penangites enjoy the lowest water bills in the country, averaging RM5.55 for domestic users.

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