The Executive Council of Saba has decided to stop the subsidy on water per November 1st 2015. Over the past month, almost 5.5 inches of rain have fallen on Saba, a relief for many households, who were forced to buy water for the past months. Because of this rain, the Executive Council has decided that the subsidy of 4 cents per gallon on potable water is no longer needed for now.
The subsidy is paid out of a fund that was received from the Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment to improve the water situation on Saba. Because the subsidy is stopped, the funds will be available to give a subsidy if the need is there.