Over 50 MPs defaulted in water bills, no decision yet to increase water tariffs

Over 50 MPs defaulted in water bills, no decision yet to increase water tariffs

Over 50 MPs defaulted in water bills, no decision yet to increase water tariffs

Written by Amani Nilar

19 Mar, 2022 | 10:28 am

COLOMBO (News 1st); The Ministry of Water Supply and Drainage states that arrears of over Rs. 6 billion worth of water bills have to be recovered so far.

Minister Vasudeva Nanayakkara stated that he had directed requests to more than 50 Ministers and Parliamentarians who defaulted on their water bills, in order to pay their water bills.

The Minister also stated that it has been decided to disconnect the water supply of consumers who have not paid their water bills for more than 6 months.

However, the Minister said that no decision has been taken to increase water tariffs.

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