# How To Calculate Water Bill In Philippines?

Customers can use the Maynilad Cost Calculator to estimate their water bill by entering their consumption in cubic meters.

## In the Philippines, how do you calculate the Bill of Water?

Do we have to wait for the MBWD’s meter reader to figure out how much water we use in a month? There’s no need! In fact, using basic mathematics, we can calculate our monthly water consumption. The key to understanding your household water usage is to look at your water meter. The amount you are charged each month on your water bill is determined on the reading from your water meter.

1) For starters, you might be curious in how much water you use in a day. You may calculate how much water you and your family used by comparing the two totals from your meter at the start and end of the day.

2) Checking for leaks is the second reason. Look at the leak detection indicator* on your meter after you’ve turned off all the taps and water-using appliances in your house. If it’s turning, you’ve probably got a leak someplace.

Read your meter at the same time every day for the best results. Water usage is measured in cubic meters by meters.

To figure out how much water you’ve used since your last measurement, multiply the current meter reading by the prior meter reading (from your water bill) to get the number of cubic meters utilized. If your prior reading was 001,200 and your new reading is 001,250, you have used 50 cubic meters of water since your previous reading. Because one drum equals 200 liters, 1 cubic meter is equal to 5 drums.

It is a novel Metro Bangued Water District connection installation technique in which water meters of clustered concessionaires or concessionaires whose dwellings are close together are put or clustered at just one location and share one tapping point at the District’s distribution line. Furthermore, all water meters have been set at the road’s shoulders or outside private houses. All meters that were previously set inside private lots were transferred outside the concessionaires’ grounds.

• Non-revenue water will be reduced as unlawful connections and water meter theft are avoided, and the likelihood of future leaks will be reduced as tapping sites in distribution lines are vulnerable to leakage owing to wear and tear.
• To avoid unpleasant situations and make disconnection activities easier to conduct.

## In the Philippines, how much does a cubic meter of water cost?

For the second quarter of 2021, the MWSS RO has confirmed a tariff adjustment on customers’ water bills.

Based on its examination of the Concessionaires’ FCDA proposals, the MWSS Board of Trustees (BOT) has approved the MWSS Regulatory Office’s (RO) recommendation to adopt the 2021 2nd Quarter Foreign Currency Differential Adjustment (FCDA) effective 01 April 2021.

Manila Water Company, Inc., which provides water and wastewater services in the East Zone Concession Area, will impose an FCDA of 0.84 percent of its 2021 Average Basic Charge of Php28.52 per cubic meter, or Php0.24 per cubic meter. This is a Php0.05 per cubic meter increase above the previous FCDA of Php0.19 per cubic meter.

Maynilad Water Services, Inc., which serves the West Zone Concession Area, will charge a negative 0.41 percent FCDA on its 2021 ABC of Php36.24 per cubic meter, or negative Php0.15 per cubic meter. From the prior FCDA of negative Php0.14 per cubic meter, this represents a downward adjustment of Php0.01 per cubic meter.

The FCDA is a quarterly-reviewed tariff mechanism that allows concessionaires to recover losses or give back gains due to fluctuations in foreign exchange rates while making payments for foreign currency-denominated loans used to expand and upgrade water and sewerage services. It’s a correction mechanism devised by the MWSS RO to prevent under- or over-recovery as a result of currency movements.

## What factors go into determining the price of water?

There are two types of fees charged by water companies. The first is unmetered and generates a set rate based on the ‘rateable’ worth of your home. Metered water is the second option, in which you are charged for the amount of water you consume. If your water account is unmetered and you believe it is excessively costly, you can request a change to a metered bill from your supplier.

Your water usage and your water bill might not have anything in common. If you don’t have a water meter, this is surely the case. Your statement will consist of a set charge plus a charge based on the rateable value of your home in this case.

The rateable value is determined by the rental value of your home as determined by your local government. What’s more irritating is that this rating was done between 1973 and 1990, so it’s scarcely current, and you can’t even appeal if you believe the rateable value is too high.

To summarize, the amount you pay is out of your control, has nothing to do with how much water you really use, and is based on the value of your home in 1990.

The silver lining is that you should get your money’s worth if you do use a load of water.

If you live alone or your household does not use a lot of water, you may choose to switch to a metered account. This implies that your bill will include both a fixed and a volumetric charge, depending on how much you used. The amount you pay will mostly be determined by how much water you consume.

## How can you figure out how much water you use in a month?

Meters keep track of how much water is consumed. You may calculate how many units of water you’ve used since your last meter reading by subtracting the current measurement from the previous reading. To calculate your water consumption in dollars, multiply the units by your current water rate.

## In the Philippines, how much does water cost?

Water tariffs for Manila Water consumers will be reduced by Php0.14 per cubic meter starting January 1, 2021. The FCDA is 0.66 percent of the basic fee, or Php0.19 per cubic meter. The adjustment will not apply to low-income households who use less than 10 cubic meters per month.

FCDA has no effect on or improves the Company’s profitability. It is simply a tariff mechanism designed to account for foreign exchange losses or gains resulting from Manila Water’s payment of concession loans and MWSS’s foreign-currency denominated borrowings, as well as the Company’s loans for service expansion and enhancement. Its estimated net income is unaffected by the tariff change.

## In Maynilad 2020, how much is a cubic meter of water?

Maynilad’s tariff has been reduced due to a decrease in the FCDA of P0.09 per cubic meter (cu.m.) or negative 0.26 percent of the Average Basic Charge of P36.24/cu.m. Meanwhile, lifeline users will continue to benefit from the negative 0.35 percent FCDA that has been in place since Q1 2020 to keep their water rates low. Residential clients who use less than 10 cubic meters per month are considered lifeline consumers.

Maynilad’s residential customers who use an average of 20 cu.m. per month will see a P0.25 reduction in their monthly water bill as a result of the change. Those who use 30 cubic meters per month will notice a P0.50 reduction in their monthly payment.

From October 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020, this FCDA adjustment will be in effect.

FCDA is a tariff system that allows electricity providers to recover losses or give back gains resulting from the peso’s fluctuation versus foreign currencies. This is because Maynilad pays the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) foreign-dominated Concession Fees, as well as loans to build projects that will improve service for its consumers.

Maynilad is a representative and contractor for the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) in the Greater Manila Area’s West Zone, which includes the cities of Manila (certain areas), Quezon City (certain areas), Makati (certain areas), Caloocan, Pasay, Paraaque, Las Pias, Muntinlupa, Valenzuela, Navotas, and Malabon in Metro Manila, as well as the cities of Cavite,

Meters are read using automatic meters, which eliminate the need to enter private property. The new meters have improved efficiencies and lowered estimated reads.

It’s akin like reading the odometer on your automobile to read your water meter. From left to right, read all of the numerals. Numbers following the decimal point and numbers with a black background should not be included. In the same way, submeters are read.

### Converting HCF to gallons

Every month, PWD measures water consumption in hundred cubic feet (HCF) for billing purposes. However, calculating your usage in gallons is simple.

To figure out how many gallons were utilized, multiply the amount of HCF by 748 gallons.

### Using your meter to find a leak

To check for a leak, turn off all faucets both inside and outside your home. When conducting this task, make sure the toilet is not flushed and the automatic ice cube machine is turned off.

The low flow indicator should not move when the water is turned off. The indicator is a black or red triangle, depending on the sort of meter you have.

## What is the best way to check my water bill online?

You can also check the amount of your water bill and the status of your water bill on the website of your water supply board. The stages may differ from one water supply board to the next, but they will all be identical to the ones listed below-

You may be required to check in to the portal using your credentials during this procedure. If you have not yet registered on the website, you may need to do so before viewing your water bill.

## What is the price of a Maynilad cubic meter in 2022?

According to the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) Regulatory Office, East Zone water concessionaire Manila Water Co., Inc. has deferred its rate adjustment for the fourth quarter (Q4).

“On the recommendation of the MWSS Regulatory Office, Manila Water has voluntarily deferred its Foreign Currency Differential Adjustment (FCDA) implementation, as it will result in an upward tariff adjustment for its customers,” MWSS Chief Regulator Patrick Lester N. Ty said in a statement on Monday.

Mr. Ty told BusinessWorld over the phone that Manila Water had not submitted a petition regarding the fourth-quarter pricing changes.

“We informed Manila Water of our policy, stating that no growth would be permitted, and they agreed. Only Maynilad Water Services, Inc. filed a petition, according to Mr. Ty.

Mr. Ty also affirmed that the recently announced FCDA will be the final one before Manila Water and west zone water concessionaire Maynilad’s updated concession agreements (CA) take effect.

“Yes, unless the new CA’s effective date is extended, there will be no more FCDA. We’ll look into it again if it’s still a downward adjustment,” Mr. Ty said.

Manila Water and Maynilad’s amended agreements are slated to take effect on November 18, 2021. The abolition of the FCDA and the establishment of a tariff freeze until December 31, 2022 are two of the highlights.

After the MWSS Board of Trustees granted Maynilad an FCDA of -0.55 percent of its average basic rate of P36.24 per cubic meter (/cu.m.) or an average refund of 20 centavos/cu.m., customers will see cheaper water bills in the fourth quarter.

Residential Maynilad customers who use less than 10 cubic meters per month will experience an 18 centavo reduction in their monthly water costs for the quarter.

Customers who use 20 cu.m. and 30 cu.m. will see their bills drop by 69 centavos and P1.40, respectively.

“The FCDA has been accepted for Maynilad’s implementation this quarter, since the proposed downward tariff adjustment has been judged significantly advantageous to the public,” Mr. Ty added.

To refresh your memory, the FCDA is a quarterly pricing mechanism that allows water concessionaires to recoup losses or recoup gains caused by fluctuations in foreign exchange rates. Water suppliers repay loans in foreign currencies that are used to construct and expand water and sewerage services.

Maynilad is one of three Philippine units of Hong Kong-based First Pacific Co. Ltd., the others being Philex Mining Corp. and PLDT, Inc. Metro Pacific Investments Corp., which owns a majority stake in Maynilad, is one of three Philippine units of Hong Kong-based First Pacific Co. Ltd., the others being Philex Mining Corp. and PLDT, Inc.

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