Higher bills

FARO CÂMARA has voted to increase water and waste charges by 4.9 per cent next year for the municipal company that provides these services, Fagar Gestão de Águas e Residuos.

According to a statement from Faro Câmara, this has been agreed because of the increase in costs from the regional water company, Águas do Algarve.

José Vitorino, a councillor who voted against the proposed tariffs, said that the increase in price was scandalous, with services such as disconnecting and reconnecting water meters costing up to 25 per cent more