On september 3, 2019, PGP filed a claim against the local public utility company as it was charging a service fee for water supply and sewage treatment that was not applicable to the Client´s project.

Among the different legal arguments presented in the claim, PGP argued that the service fee charged to its Client was not applicable, since the project did not have any access to water supply or sewage treatment services yet. Note that according to public utility regulations, these type of service fee can only be charged when the project is effectively connected to the municipality´s public infrastructure. Therefore, the public utility company was not complying the law as it was charging the service fees beforehand.

The advisory was of great relevance as the Client was able to prove that the public utility company was not complying applicable regulations as it was demanding the payment of a fee that was not yet applicable to the project.