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The role of the Albanian economic regulator in the water and wastewater sector

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
Category European forum, Water regulation Read more