No. The WSC is not considered a pure monopoly due to many Bahamians using well water.
New Providence Development Company supplies water to parts of western New Providence and Paradise Island Utility supplies most of Paradise Island.
The Water & Sewerage Act 1976.
The WSC fees are legislated by Parliament and can only change via an amendment to the Act, via approval by government for a tariff increase.
In 2014 Water Purchases totaled $34 MN (48% of operating expenses). Staffing was $22.7 MN (32%)
The Corporation relies mainly on tariff increases to improve profits but there has been no tariff increase since 1999 which has affected profitability. Cost containment strategies include: public/private partnerships in water production (private sector builds/owns/operates), a $51 Million loan project to reduce water losses due to leaks; greater reliance on technology.
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