The WSS sector in Albania is quite fragmented with 57 WWS utilities, where only 2 of them (Tirana and Durres) cover about 40% of the total number of customers in the country. The sector needs to aggregate in order to benefit from economies of scale, hence allowing a reduction in…Date 29 June 2021
The national economic regulator for water and wastewater services of Albania (ERRU) has the legal mandate to monitor local water and wastewater operators, in order to avoid possible abuses of their monopolistic power on water supply and sewerage services.
Water supply services typically have high costs, but they are vital for local communities, which makes consumers willing to pay even higher tariffs that ensure access to such services. Due to the monopolistic nature of these services local water utilities may apply unjustified high tariffs.Date 27 January 2021