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Landowners have responsibility for water bills regardless of debt creator – NWC

Published:Wednesday | January 3, 2018 | 10:21 AM

The National Water Commission (NWC) is reminding landowners they have ultimate responsibility for paying for water provided to their property, regardless of who caused the debt.

The NWC says distinct from other utility debts, water supply debts are tied to the land and remain due and payable to the NWC regardless of who may have used the water or when it was incurred.

It’s therefore urging landowners and purchasers in particular to exercise due care in seeing to the payment of water bills charged against their property, even if the property is occupied by others.

The NWC’s Corporate Public Relations Department, says the Commission is seeking to remind customers of this fact as it seeks to intensify debt collections efforts in the New Year.

The NWC says its aiming to increase its revenue collections through a range of stepped-up activities including incentives and rewards for on-time payment; special welcome back initiatives; more convenient payment options; and increased bill payment reminders.

It says it will also be working to have quicker and more effective bill delivery; more efficient metering; more aggressive prosecution of delinquents and other court action against persons and properties owing sums to the Commission.