Short description about WSSs in Veneto Region
The local Authority for Integrated Urban Water Management planning and control, since 15/01/2013, is the “Consiglio di Bacino Laguna di Venezia” (from Regional Law n. 17 issued in 27.04.2012 “Provisions concerning the water resources”), founded in july 1998 as “Autorità d’Ambito Territoriale Ottimale Laguna di Venezia” (ATO Laguna di Venezia).
As defined by Italian Decree n. 152/2006, the “Consiglio di Bacino” plans and controls Integrated Urban Water Management for 36 municipalities in the Venezia and Treviso Provinces. The district has 1.866 Kmq area and 790.000 inhabitants, the management companies are VERITAS S.p.A. and ASI S.p.A.
Since 2012, due to the decree n. 201/11 (art. 21, comma 19), the Italian Authority for Integrated Urban Water Management regulation and control is the “Autorità per l’Energia Elettrica e il Gas (AEEG)”. AEGG defines eligible costs and criteria for rates determination.
The resolution n. 643/2013/R/idr issued in 27 december 2013, defines the method for rate calculation (Metodo Tariffario Idrico – MTI) for both 2014 and 2015. Rates (and investments plan) provided by companies which are in charge of Integrated Urban Water Management, are subject to a double check for approval: first level is Consiglio di Bacino, second and final level is AEEG.