Sewerage Fee for Dubai Residents Doubled

Dubai-MunicipalityDubai Municipality has doubled the sewerage fee for Dubai residents to one fils per gallon of water. The new fee will be charged from March 2015.

The new rate means, for example, a monthly sewerage fee on 2,029 gallons of water — Dh10.15 — would double to Dh20.30.

The Emiri decree has been issued by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, in his capacity as the Ruler of Dubai. The new decree replaces the older order issued in December 1995 that regulated the imposition of fees for sewerage operations in the emirate of Dubai.

Under the decree, the new fee applies to all buildings connected to the main public sewerage network of Dubai Municipality. Residents in buildings not connected to the main municipality system will continue to pay the old 0.5 fils per gallon rate.

Dubai has special free zones that have their own internal sewerage systems, such as sewage treatment plants. Their networks are nevertheless supervised by the municipality. The recent decree brings all such zones under Dubai municipality’s jurisdiction. While the municipality will impose the fee, the collection will be handled by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA).


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2 Responses to Sewerage Fee for Dubai Residents Doubled

  1. Asad September 2, 2018 at 7:14 am #

    Residents in buildings not connected to the main municipality system will continue to pay the old 0.5 fils per gallon rate. Why when it is not connected to main municipality system. Because we pay extra to private tankers driver for there service

  2. Nicholas April 22, 2015 at 3:54 pm #

    I would hope the fee increment of sewage fees can be counterbalance by the expected reduction on the electricity and water bill as a result of considerable price decline of international fuel and crude oil which happened to be the major resources used for power generation.

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