Design a system, based on the experience of EMASESA, that allows water companies to be advised which rate system to implement, seeking total recovery of costs and social equity.
EMASESA, the Seville water supply and sanitation company, started its activity on the 23rd October 1974 when it was established by the Council of Seville as a municipal company, the company’s name changed to Metropolitan on 8th May 2007.
It manages the direct supply of drinking water in Seville and the towns of Camas, Dos Hermanas, Alcalá de Guadaíra, Mairena de Alcor, San Juan de Aznalfarache, Coria del Río, La Puebla del Río, Alcalá del Río, La Rinconada, El Garrobo y El Ronquillo. It also supplies raw water, untreated, to 26 towns located in the Seville area of Aljarafe and to Guillena-Las Pajanosas.
It is also responsible for the public service of sewage system and purification in Seville, Alcalá de Guadaíra, Camas, La Rinconada, San Juan de Aznalfarache, Coria del Río, La Puebla del Río, Alcalá del Río, Mairena del Alcor, Dos Hermanas and El Ronquillo.
Each city has a specific water supply that applies a particular rate system. The way and way of billing the water supply and the cost of sanitation influences and determines the use made by the citizens of the service.
There are tariff systems that charge according to the square meters of the house, others based on consumption and others, the most advanced depending on the consumption linked to the number of registered residents in the house.
It is proposed to design a system, based on the experience of EMASESA, that allows water companies to be advised which rate system to implement, seeking total recovery of costs and social equity.
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The expected result is an information system that, based on the structure of the city (houses, blocks, neighborhoods, main avenues, etc …), simulates the income from the use of water consumption, allowing the introduction of variables such as price per cubic meter, reductions per large family, etc … in such a way that they provide to operators of the water companies with decision support systems focused on the relation between water cost and water consumption.
This kind of simulation allow water officers to forecast the impact of implementation of new governance rules, and to customers to understand the consequences of water tariffs.