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Last updateFri, 19 Jan 2018 8am

Chapala water service fees to rise

While the Chapala municipal government will maintain 2017 rates for next year’s property taxes (predial), business licenses and other municipal fees, the autonomous water utility, Sistema Municipal de Agua Potable y Alcantarillado (SIMAPA), will increase their annual charges for water and sewage services by a hefty 7.38 percent.

The hike applies across the board for all consumers, including both users who pay fixed quotas and those charged at a lower rate according to water meter readings.

SIMAPA offices in Chapala and other localities will reopen to receive 2018 payments as of Tuesday, January 2, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The Castastro land registry office at Chapala City Hall will operate on the same schedule, with mobile cashier units making rounds to collect predial in various subdivisions from January 8-30.

Both agencies apply a 15-percent discount on bills paid during January and February.

Dale Hoyt Palfrey

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