Tomislav Tomasevic, a candidate for Zagreb's Mayor of the Coalition Zagreb, our New Left, ORaH, Radnicki Front and For the City, warned of a pesky contract for a wastewater cleaner, for which the water bills in Zagreb tripled and promised contracts and cheaper utility bills, reports Hina.
Tomasevic claims that before the 16 years of the city government signed the most controversial contract in the history of Zagreb related to wastewater treatment, which lasts until 2028. years. Because of this, citizens pay as much as 32 million kuna per month, or about 400 million kuna per year.
"This contract is the main reason why water for households and industry has increased. Household water has been even tripled in the last 16 years - he said Tomislav Tomašević adding that if there is no review of the contract, concluded with two private German companies, RWE and Wassertechnik, citizens can expect further water increases.
The coalition will therefore initiate a revision of the damaging contract, which will also reduce the cost of domestic water, Tomaševic promised.
He also recalled the waste disposal services, claiming that privatization is going on in this area, which will also lead to price increases.
"We will not allow it when we enter the institutions of government and we will struggle with all the forces not to come to a new privatization of utility services," said Tomasevic.
An example was the attempt of four years ago to clean up the company Čistoća from the Zagreb Holding Company, and the waste disposal services were given to the concession. The CIOS group, of course, would certainly have been given this concession, which would consequently increase the accounts for that service.
The Coalition plans to establish a separate waste collection system at home, with the collection of kitchen waste and paper and plastic being free and charging only mixed municipal waste by means of chipped cans and pouches.
Tomašević's solution is seen in the restructuring and reform of the Zagreb Holding so that representatives of users of utility services, employees of the Holding, industry and independent experts are appointed to the Supervisory Board, in addition to politicians, in order to have broader social control over their management.