Learn How to Quickly and Precisely Estimate Home Water Costs

The Vietnamese government has now issued clear guidance for households and businesses in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City on how to correctly calculate their water bills according to the state regulations.

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Water and Environmental Sanitation Crisis

Water and environmental sanitation crisis is a pressing issue facing society today. Numerous programs, both large and small, have been organized to raise awareness about this issue. It is crucial to save water and implement accurate pricing measures in order to protect and preserve our precious water resources.

1. Water Pricing Regulations by the State

Water Prices in Hanoi

Water Prices for Households

Water prices for households

  • First level: 5,973 VND/1m3 for the first 10m3 used.
  • Second level: 7,052 VND/1m3 for usage from 10m3 to 20m3.
  • Third level: 8,669 VND/1m3 for usage from 20m3 to 30m3.
  • Fourth level: 15,929 VND/1m3 for usage over 30m3.

Water Prices for Businesses

Water prices for businesses

  • Public service units: 9,955 VND/1m3/month.
  • Administrative agencies: 9,955 VND/1m3/month.
  • Production units: 11,615 VND/1m3/month.
  • Business service units: 22,068 VND/1m3/month.

Water Prices for Poor Households

Water prices for poor households

  • First level: 3,600 VND/1m3 for the first 10m3 used.
  • Second level: 4,500 VND/1m3 for usage from 10m3 to 20m3.
  • Third level: 5,600 VND/1m3 for usage from 20m3 to 30m3.
  • Fourth level: 6,700 VND/1m3 for usage over 30m3.

Water Prices in Ho Chi Minh City

Water Prices for Households

Water prices for households

  • 4m3/person/month: 6,700 VND/m3.
  • 4m3 – 6m3/person/month: 12,900 VND/m3.
  • Above 6m3/person/month: 14,400 VND/m3.

Water Prices for Businesses

Water prices for businesses

  • Administrative agencies: about 13,000 VND/m3 higher than household prices.
  • Production units: 12,100 VND/m3.
  • Business service units: 21,300 VND/m3.

Water Prices for Poor Households

Water prices for poor households

  • Below 4m3/person/month: 6,300 VND/m3.
  • 4m3 – 6m3/person/month: 12,900 VND/m3.
  • Above 6m3/person/month: 14,400 VND/m3.

2. Accurate Calculation of Water Bills

How to accurately calculate water bills

The cost of household water consumption depends on various factors such as target, demand, usage purpose, and the pricing formula using exponential calculation. When calculating your water bill, you will need to consider the different price tiers based on your water usage. It is also important to keep in mind that the total cost should include the 5% value-added tax and the 10% environmental protection fee for domestic wastewater. Each household must have a separate water usage contract to accurately calculate their water bill.

3. Water Conservation Tips

Reuse Water

Reuse water

Save water and money by reusing water. After using water for washing or from water filters, consider using it to flush the toilet or water plants, among other things.

Use Water-Saving Devices

Use water-saving devices for your family

The most effective way to save water in your household is by using water-saving devices. These devices can help control the amount of water used, such as foam faucets and water-saving mechanisms in washing machines and toilets.

Develop the Habit of Saving Water

Develop a habit of saving water for yourself and your family

Awareness is key to achieving high water-saving efficiency. Develop a habit of saving water in your daily activities, such as turning off the faucet when not in use and minimizing water wastage.

Regularly Check and Maintain Water Storage and Usage Devices

Regularly check and maintain water storage and usage devices in the house

Regularly check and maintain water storage and usage devices in your household to prevent water leakage and wastage. Choose quality water storage devices to ensure the highest efficiency and reduce water wastage as much as possible.

Remember to instill these water-saving habits in your children from a young age to ensure a sustainable future.

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This article is a compilation by Bach Hoa XANH, providing information on accurately calculating water bills and tips for water conservation.