APUA announced today that thousands of customers paying EC$ 22 a month for water will soon be billed in accordance with their usage.
The APUA Water Business Unit said its currently on a drive to replace 4000 meters, and when that exercise is completed, bills will no longer be estimated.
The company anticipates that the time to install the meters will be six months.
The Project Coordinator, APUA’s Consumer Services Superintendent, Veronica Yearwood explained that the new meters would allow for the accurate recording and billing of water consumption to consumers.
“Once the meter has been changed, customers who would have only been paying the minimum charge of $22 monthly will be charged in accordance with their actual usage.
Additionally, customers with dysfunctional meters can expect a possible change in their monthly charges,” APUA said in a statement today.
It urged customers to allow access of their properties to the Meter Readers to facilitate this process “as we strive to provide a more efficient service.”
For years, the government has long argued that the current water rate is not enough to maintain the service.
It also said, an across the broad increase in rates would follow recent investments in Reserve Osmosis plants.