Suspension of water supply in Portugal limited

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Legislation is set to change in Portugal with regards to which days companies are allowed to suspend the water supply of clients who have failed to pay their bills.

The National Water Regulator is arguing that cutting the water supply on the eve of a bank holiday or on a Friday leaves families without this basic necessity for too long.

The regulator explains that as most town halls and water supply companies are closed on bank holidays and weekends, non-compliant households could spend several days before being able to settle their outstanding bills.

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