IMM Assembly İSKİ General Assembly was held in the city hall in Saraçhane under the chairmanship of Zeynel Abidin Okul, the 1st Deputy Chairman of the Assembly.

In the General Assembly, besides the discussion of İSKİ’s audit and activity reports for the year 2022, it was also proposed to discuss some items that include the tariff proposals of İSKİ General Directorate for the price of water sales and disposal of used water.

İSKİ asked for a raise between 12.94 and 49.62 percent.

In the proposal of İSKİ, it was envisaged to change the 1st level, which is between 0-15 cubic meters in the house, to 0-12 cubic meters. The current price, which is 14.61 liras up to 12 cubic meters in the 1st level, is 16.50 liras with an increase of 12.94 percent, the price that is 21.95 liras up to 24 cubic meters in the 2nd level is 24.90 liras with an increase of 13.44 percent, and 25 percent in the 3rd level. It was suggested that the price, which is 21.95 liras for cubic meters and above, should be 32.70 liras with an increase of 48.97 percent.

In the proposal, it was envisaged to switch to a gradual system in the workplace. In this context, the price that was 39.30 liras at the 1st level between 0-15 cubic meters at the workplace is 45 liras with an increase of 14.50 percent, the price which was 39.30 liras at the 2nd level between 16-50 cubic meters, is 49.50 liras with an increase of 25.95 percent, It was requested that the price, which was 39.30 liras in the 3rd level between 51-100 cubic meters, was 54 liras with an increase of 37.40 percent, and 39.30 liras for 101 and above cubic meters was 58.70 liras with an increase of 49.62 percent.

Taking the floor after the 1st Deputy Chairman Okul put the additional proposals to the vote, Faruk Gökkuş, the Spokesperson of the AK Party Group, said that İSKİ is an institution that meets the need to provide clean water to Istanbul and to dispose of used water.

Expressing that İSKİ should be above politics, Gökkuş said:

“Since 1994, İSKİ has made huge investments to meet the water needs of Istanbul. It was expected that it would be the same in the future and it would not be the subject of political polemics, but the Metropolitan Mayor, who is currently at work, first said, ‘Istanbul is the most expensive city in Turkey. he’s using his water.’ He made a polemic in the elections and between the two elections, saying. İSKİ has disrupted the economic balance and İSKİ has not been able to recover since that day. Currently, additional proposals have been added to the agenda today, which are not related to the agenda announced on May 26. There are tariff changes here, there are real estate sales , there are regulation changes…”

Gökkuş stated that the said proposals were requested to be linked to a report in the interim. It is not possible to examine the proposals,” he said.

Saying that the subject was used as a political polemic material, Gökkuş continued as follows:

“When we convened the Metropolitan Assembly and the İSKİ General Assembly on May 8, if there are so many important proposals for İSKİ, then they could have been brought to the agenda. Here, the İSKİ General Assembly convened today in order not to be the municipality that increased the water in the election atmosphere. Therefore, İSKİ was politically materialized today’s Metropolitan Municipality. By the municipality administration and the mayor. Considering that our commissions will not be able to adequately examine these files, we will vote to not include additional proposals on the agenda.”

CHP Group Spokesperson Mesut Kösedağı requested that additional proposals be put on the agenda and discussed.

After mutual discussions, in the vote held in the Assembly, the request for the discussion of the additional proposals of the General Directorate of İSKİ, including the tariff proposals for the price of water sales and disposal of used water, was rejected by a majority of votes.

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