The new ordinance that will regulate the integral water cycle service in Santa Cruz is already in the initial approval phase, once the public exhibition period of the draft of the aforementioned regulation ended on September 28, in which citizens could make contributions. Among those carried out are those of the Association of Property Administrators (CAF), which has presented a series of modification proposals with the aim of “influencing to prevent the water bill from becoming more expensive.” Some suggestions agreed with communities and neighborhood associations, and that will be taken to the deputy of the Common, who will be asked to intervene in the intention of the City Council of Santa Cruz de raise water prices with this new ordinance.
According to the Association of Property Administrators, after the meeting, “the judicialization of this matter is not ruled out” if the water rate is finally raised, remembering that already in 2017 it was the Government of the Canary Islands that went to court and won , stopping the measurement.
As for the specific suggestions provided by the Tenerife CAF and that many communities have endorsed and presented individually, there is the one that the rate as consumers be applied to the communities of owners, since, until now, the cleaning service in portals, stairwells and garden watering, communities are charged as non-domestic.
In addition, with regard to fire meters, they ask that a charge be eliminated that they consider abusive and that, in any case, they do not make it even more expensive as stated in the draft, which raises it to 302 euros per two-month period.
The La Arboleda Neighborhood Association She is one of those who attended the COF meeting and who has also presented the suggestions individually. The creation of a social bonus for families with more problems is one of them. Also that the consumption brackets be modified downwards so that families that do so within the national average are not penalized, since the draft raises those brackets, a proposal that also extends to those that affect large families.