The Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices category "Water Supply (04.4.1)" is a classification of nondurable goods that includes water supply, associated expenditure such as hire of meters, reading of meters, standing charges, etc.
This category excludes drinking water sold in bottles or containers (01.2.2) and hot water or steam purchased from district heating plants (04.5.5).
This category is a subcategory of the Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas, and Other Fuels (04) and of Water Supply and Miscellaneous Services Relating to the Dwelling (04.4) categories.
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