Tax to help fire fighters

An additional tax in the water bill of residents of Vila Real de Santo António will allow for the financing of fire fighting services in the area.

The “pioneer financing model”, as described by the Câmara, has been agreed as a way of funding the services provided by the Vila Real de Santo António volunteer fire fighters.

The agreement, signed by the Câmara and the fire fighting service, is seen as a positive move in the defence and safety of local populations.

The tax, called Taxa Municipal de Protecção Civil, represents an extra €1 on the water bill.

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