The Government encourages the installation of water meters and gas utilities fourfold increase in tariffs

Regional Development Ministry has finalized a new "Rules for providing housing and communal services", which in the case of government approval will come into force on January 1, 2011.Regional Development Ministry has finalized a new "Rules for providing housing and communal services", which in the case of government approval will come into force on January 1, 2011.

As the "Kommersant", the new rules reflected the intention of the Regional Development Ministry to achieve a total installation of individual meters.

Encourage citizens to move to the counters will now be "whip": since January 1, 2011 the Russians, do not install the counter will pay for the water, gas and heat in the double rate, and from 1 January 2012 and four times in all.

owners, in whose houses the counters are installed, will pay less due to the fact that the difference between the readings of general building and individual metering of utility bills will now be assigned to the residents of the apartments without meters.

Funds received as a result of price increases for services, they will be sent on payment of utilities subsidies "correct" residents who managed to get the counters.Discounts will be available simultaneously to all such customers at least once a quarter and be distributed in proportion to the housing area.

According to the signed recently by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev amendments to the Housing Code, tariffs, which will increase the coefficients of the Regional Development Ministry, from January 1, will be regulated by the authorities of the RF subjects.

Among other changes, the Russians are waiting for new rules to provide housing services, - tightening of court restrictions indebted utilities services to consumers.

Now service providers will be able to terminate or restrict supply debtors hot water, electricity and gas is already one month after the written notice of the owner of the partial payment.By "partial payment" is now understood as a debt in excess of the value of "any service provided by the contractor" for three months.

Residents of apartment buildings will be required to pay including its neighbors.Such a measure designed to instill the practice of determining the amount of rent only with the use of metering devices.

In early 2010, beginning work on a three-year budget for 2011-2013, the government announced a shift from the concept of the federal target program for the long-term target programs funded by development institutions such as investment fund, "Vnesheconombank", "Agricultural Bank", Rosagroleasing, SEZ, concessionagreements, export support and subsidize interest rates on loans.In February decree N 102 dated 02.02.2010 the Government approved the concept of housing and utilities modernization and reform program for 2010-2020.Then the Ministry of Regional Development has been requested to develop a draft program and submit it to the government until April 15.

According to the Ministry, the project was ready in time, but depends on the stage of agreement: the claim to the document expressed the mayor and the Ministry of Finance.The agencies on Tuesday failed to articulate their claims to the document.

According to the approved concept of the program, the total amount of funding until 2020 is estimated at more than 4 trillion rubles.The share of the federal budget is 422 billion rubles (in 2011 and 2012 to 11 billion rubles a year, then - 50 billion per year).Comparable funds (407 billion rubles) will make the regions.

Homeowners spend almost twice as much - 714 billion rubles.The main costs for the program (more than 2.5 trillion) will fall on the shoulders of "private investors", which is planned to develop mechanisms to attract the first phase of the program.As the refund guarantees offered to establish long-term rates and encourage the conclusion of concession agreements.

One of the goals of the program is declared "transition from the budget of co-financing major repairs to compensation to owners of premises of apartment buildings in the payment of interest expense on loans for the reconstruction of houses."

At the same targets have become more specific.By 2020, the Ministry of Regional Development intends to equip 100% of homes obschedomovyh metering devices of all municipal resources (in 2008 it was 58%), reduced by 15% of the energy consumption for heating and hot water (from 77 kg of fuel equivalent per 1 square meter in 2008 to 65kg in 2020).

also planned 40% reduction in specific water consumption per person per day (304 liters in 2008 to 182 liters in 2020).Share on utilities costs in the income of the population at the same time is expected to grow from 4.7% in 2008 to 6.9% in 2020.Accordingly, the proportion of families receiving subsidies for housing and utilities, according to the calculations of Regional Development, will grow from 10% in 2008 to 15% in 2020.