The State Budget in the Water Economy in the Last Decade
Author: Yoav Kislev, Yulia Cogan
August 24, 2011
In the past the government subsidized water prices, particularly prices to agriculture. Recently all costs of the major suppliers – Mekorot and the urban corporations – have been covered by the payments of water users; but the state is still allocating significant sums to the water economy.
In the last decade the lion’s share was allocated to supporting investment in sewage systems and recycling facilities. The budgets allocated to urban corporations and local authorities have also increased substantially. Recent developments indicate that the government will have to continue its budgetary support of the water economy in the coming years and that it can be expected that the regulatory aspects of the budget will grow in complexity.
(In Hebrew only)