The Municipal Water Tariff Dashboard provides the user with tariffs charged by respective municipalities country-wide. The dashboard also provides the trends on tariffs charged in order to allow users an opportunity to monitor the tariff increases/ decreases. The dashboard must also provide information pertaining to Water Services Institutions that are complying as well as those that are not complying with the prescripts of the Water Services Act as prescribed under the Section 10 Regulations.
The information product aims to answer the whole question of whether municipalities are adhering to the principles of tariffing when determining the tariff. The questions of fairness; equity and affordability must be addressed. There are also norms and standards prescribed in the Section 10 Regulations of the Water Services Act that which Water Services Institutions need to adhere to in the tariff determination process.
The data is obtained from water service database from the water services business unit. The calculations are automated in the database to determine the compliance to the Cost-Reflective requirements.
The data is extracted directly into the NIWIS from the Water Services database using stored procedure.
The data will be extracted on an annual basis based on the 12 months period.
The performance grading will be calculated through the predetermined built-in formulas in the database prior feeding into the NIWIS.
It will be assumed that all users have been assigned user rights/permissions as per their respective levels/requirements and have access to the database
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Copyright: The copyright of the data/information remains with the Department of Water and Sanitation. This approval to use the data/information cannot be construed as a transfer of copyright.
Usage: All data is supplied free of charge and may not be sold to third parties. The use of information data is restricted to use for academic, research or personal purposes.
Quality: All data is supplied with no expressed or implied warranty as to its suitability for purpose, accuracy or completeness.
Status: Meanwhile data is continuously updated; the data set(s) supplied are already historical on the day of supply.
Acknowledgement: Whenever used in publications or the electronic media, the Department Water and Sanitation is to be mentioned as the proprietor of the relevant copyright.