Rehoboth Town Council to install 1 000 pre-paid water meters

10 Oct 2017 20:20pm
REHOBOTH, 10 OCT (NAMPA) – The Rehoboth Town Council (RTC) is planning to install 1 000 pre-paid water meters to residents of the town especially pensioners and people with high debts.
In an effort to reduce and manage the high water bill to NamWater, the RTC installed a bulk pre-paid water meter in January this year to supply the town with water and spends an average of between N.dollars 250 000 and N. dollars 300 000 per week.
Acting RTC Chief Executive Officer, Willie Swartz said through this exercise the council will be able to bring down the account of the bulk utility supplier, NamWater.
“We will give preference to people whose water meters have been disconnected and with high water bills and pensioners as they fall under the high defaulters,” Swartz said.
He urged residents to go to RTC and make arrangements to start getting water meters.
“People should physically come in and make a repayment arrangement on the old account and pay N.dollars 300 per month. If they fail to honour the agreement we will still disconnect their water meters even if they are on the pre-paid water meter,” Swartz warned.
He said as soon as the Procurement Committee is available to buy pipe fitting material, the process will start.
The pre-paid water meters will be sold for N.dollars 1 000 for non-pensioners and N.dollars 600 for pensioners.
(NAMPA)
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