On April 13, the Dongguan Development and Reform Bureau announced the cost of tap water was lowered by 10 percent from February 1 to June 30 for residents, food and beverage businesses and individually owned businesses. The announcement was not specific about reimbursement to those who paid the full amount for February and March.
Residential gas dropped to 14 RMB per liter and commercial gas dropped to 15 RMB per liter on April 1. This lowered gas prices by 3.50 RMB per liter.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many people and companies fell behind on utility bill payments. Businesses who settle their expenses within three months after the pandemic are not required to pay an overdue fine.