On 17, 18, 24, and 26 October 2022, the MWSS Regulatory Office (RO) held the 2nd phase of the 5th Rate Rebasing Public Consultation Drive (PCDr) for the East and West Concession Areas.

The Rate Rebasing Exercise—conducted every five years pursuant to the Concession Agreements entered into by the MWSS with Manila Water and Maynilad Water Services, Inc.—is an extensive performance review and general tariff adjustment that sets the maximum rates that the Concessionaires may charge for their services.

The 5th Rate Rebasing PCDr, which was hosted by the local governments of Pasig City, Cainta, Caloocan City, and Las Piñas City, became a venue to solicit stakeholder feedback on the Concessionaires’ developments for the last five years, as well as on the reasonableness of their proposed Business Plans and tariff adjustments for the next five years.

MWSS RO Chief Regulator Patrick Lester N. Ty gave an overview of the history and mandate of the MWSS RO, explained the significance of the Rate Rebasing process, and discussed the objectives of the PCDr. Meanwhile, the MWSS RO Rate Rebasing Consultants (Woodfields Consultants, Inc. and Addvalue Business Advisors, Inc.) and the two Concessionaires led the discussion on the proposed tariff rates for the next five years. During the Open Forum segment of the PCDr, both onsite and online participants were given an opportunity to raise questions and concerns in relation to the 5th Rate Rebasing Exercise.

Learn more about the 5th Rate Rebasing PCDr: https://www.facebook.com/MWSS.RO/videos/377497544423095/

ICYMI – 5TH RR PCDr (First Phase): https://www.facebook.com/MWSS.RO/videos/462391309064782/