Stefano Vaccari, Il metodo tariffario del servizio idrico alla luce del primo contenzioso 


1. Premessa. 

2. I vincoli discendenti dal referendum abrogativo del 12-13 giugno 2011 tra fini dei promotori e normativa di risulta. 

3. La distinzione tra profittabilità teorica ex post e remunerazione garantita vietata ex

4. La questione degli «oneri finanziari»: una reintroduzione surrettizia della situazione precedente al referendum? 

5. Conclusioni.


This work aims to provide a systematic review of the main legal issues discussed by the judgments of the T.a.r. of Lombardy (Milan), March 26, 2014, nn. 779 and 780, relating to the appeal of the «Temporary price-related method», issued by the italian «Authority for electricity, gas and water services» (as the new central level regulatory authority of the water service), to claim the contrasts of it with the results of the 12 and 13 June 2011 referendums. The Author, based on the key issues of this litigation, examines some of the main price-related regulation questions of water service such as the relationship between the outcomes of the referendums, intentions of the promoters and normative limits for the court; the possibility or not to make profits in the water service sector interpreted as a public local service with economic relevance and with the outcomes of the referendums and, finally, the analysis of the item «financial charges» included in the «Temporary price-related method» in order to understand if it may represent a subliminal reintroduction of capital invested remuneration prohibited by the referendum’s results.