Ogun starts use of water meters for subscribers

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Mrs Monsurat Agboola, the General Manager, Ogun Water Corporation, said the corporation had introduced the use of water meters in the state.

Agboola made this known in Abeokuta on Wednesday while defending the corporation’s 2014 budget in the House of Assembly.

She said the corporation had started trial installation of meters to determine the water consumption of some select table and sachet water producers.

She added that the corporation would thereafter move on to installation of prepaid meters designed specifically for the water industry to determine the tariff applicable to them.

“We want to move from the era of low revenue to high revenue in 2014, which is one of the reasons we are introducing the meters.

“The water corporation wants to get value for services rendered to the people; it should be proper for them to pay back by settling their bills.

“But when that is not done, we have to look for a better way of resolving the payment issue,” Agboola said.

She said the project would go a long way in checkmating losses incurred in revenue generation by the corporation.

The general manager also said that about 2,000 pieces of meters had been procured to facilitate smooth take-off of the project.

On budget, Agboola said the proposed revenue for 2014 was N720 million while N5.8 billion had been budgeted for total expenditure.

She said N1.3 billion had been budgeted for recurrent expenditure, and N4.5 billion for capital expenditure. (NAN)

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