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Pre-paid water meters for gov't bodiesPublish Date: Dec 28, 2013
Pre-paid water meters for gov't bodies
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Many public entities are erratic at paying utilities like water.

By Billy Rwothungeyo

The National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) is planning to introduce pre-paid metering at government ministries and departments to better payment compliance.

Many public entities are erratic at payment of utility bills such as water and electricity, with many amassing huge debts in this regard.

NWSC managing director, Dr Silver Mugisha hopes that this new measure will prompt these entities, which form a big chunk of the corporation’s clientele, to pay for the water that they use.

“Once we install prepaid metering systems on these government institutions, we shall be sure that there will be diligence in utilizing these services,” he said at a function where NSWC’s chief managers were presenting their action plans for the next six months to the board.

“We already have a contract [for the supply of these meters].

“We are only waiting for delivery. We should be able to roll these out in the next three or four months,” he added.

NWSC successfully completed a piloting pre-paid water meter system at public water points in Kampala suburbs such as Bwaise, Namuwongo, Kivulu, Kisenyi and Katw for with low-income earners.

The Ministry of Water and Environment also embarked on a similar digital pre-paid meter technology at public water points in theKoboko Town Council in West Nile.

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