On December 23, 2012, the Belize Water Services Ltd (BWS) submitted its rate application to the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) asking for the water tariffs to remain the same. After conducting initial reviews the PUC announced on Monday, January 23, 2012, that their initial decision calls for a 7.2% reduction in water rates.
The decision from the Public Utilities Commission calls for a 7.2% reduction in water rates from April 1, 2012 to March 31, 2015 for all branches except for Caye Caulker. The Public Utilities Commission stated: “If BWS and/or qualified interested parties representing users of at least 10% of the annual amount of water supplied by BWS in the preceding year have any comments on the initial decision, they can submit them in writing by February 7, 2012. If no one objects, the initial decision becomes final.”