The Water Act 2016 Sections 89(1)(2) and 130 confers to Water Services Regulatory Board (Wasreb) powers to prescribe license fees payable by various licensees on issuance of the license and at prescribed intervals thereafter.
Pursuant to Section 139 of the Act, Wasreb hereby gives notice to the general public that the fees specified in the following schedule has been prescribed by the Board as the amounts payable by the categories of licensees respectively, specified effective 1st November 2018.
SCHEDULE OF FEES
|s/n||Description-Category of licence fees||Amount (Kshs)||Frequency|
|1||Licence application fees:|
a) Small and Medium WSPs
b) Large and Very Large WSPs
|2||Issuance of Licence:|
0.1% of the Annual turnover (last audited accounts)
|3||License Operation Fee (Regulatory Levy)||4% of WSPs turnover||Monthly|
|4||Access to information/data fees||1,000||Per set of information|
|5||Lodging of complaints and appeal||1,000||Per set of complaints and appeal|
|6||Penalty for non-compliance||2,000||Per day per item|
- The purpose of the fees specified in the schedule is to facilitate the protection of the interest and rights of consumers in the provision of water and sanitation services. This will be achieved through setting of national standards for water service provision and asset development, licensing, monitoring compliance and enforcement of licence conditions.
- Each Water Service Provider shall on or before the fifteenth day of each month, have remitted to Wasreb the monthly licence fees in respect of the immediately preceding month.
- The manner of remittance of the once off fees shall be by way of payment in advance and monthly fees shall be by way of a standing order into an account of Wasreb established for the purpose in accordance with instructions issued by Wasreb.
- Where the Water Service Provider fails to remit any amount due and payable by way of monthly license fees on or before the date specified in the license, a penalty of Kshs. 2,000 per day shall be added to the amount due for each month or part thereof during which it remains unpaid.
The public is invited to review the proposed license fees within the next thirty (30) days and submit written comments.
Written comments should be addressed by letter or email to:
Chief Executive Officer,
Water Services Regulatory Board,
P.O. Box 41621 – 00100 Nairobi.
The closing date for such comments shall be on 25th October 2018.
Eng. Robert Gakubia
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER