I won’t pay ex­or­bi­tant wa­ter bill

Jamaica Gleaner - - FEATURE - KADIE ANN MUNDELL kadiemu­ndell21@ya­hoo.com

This is an open let­ter to Dr Ho­race Chang, min­is­ter with­out port­fo­lio with re­spon­si­bil­ity for wa­ter. MY CUS­TOMER num­ber is 1065690 and premises num­ber 1065950.

Some time ago, a new me­ter was in­stalled at my premises. Since then, I have been re­ceiv­ing some ex­or­bi­tant wa­ter bills. But the ones that were way over­board were the bills for Septem­ber and Oc­to­ber.

I re­ported the sit­u­a­tion. An NWC em­ployee came, checks were made, and the gen­tle­man in­di­cated that he could not fig­ure out what was the cause of this sud­den in­crease as there was no leak.

I paid the Septem­ber bill be­cause I did not want the ac­count to be dis­con­nected. How­ever, I will not pay the Oc­to­ber bill un­til I get some an­swers.

How can one bill move from $5,000 to $9,000 with­out any changes.

I would like this to be fur­ther in­ves­ti­gated as I can­not af­ford to be pay­ing these ex­or­bi­tant wa­ter bills, which are even higher than the light

bill, and I have done noth­ing dif­fer­ently.

Please look into this sit­u­a­tion

and have the rel­e­vant per­sons come to do a thor­ough in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

Charles Buchanan, PR point man at the NWC.

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