Water tariff to be restructured, says minister

Ministry of Water and Irrigation
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AMMAN — The Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs and Minister of State for Public Sector Modernization, Nasser Al-Sharida, said on recently that the government will announce a plan to restructure the water tariff. اضافة اعلان

The restructure will include a monthly issuance of the water bill starting September. This will replace the current model of trimonthly bills.

He added that a team is working on preparing the restricting plan, which will be announced with transparency, according to Al-Mamlaka TV.

Regarding the monthly water bill, Sharida stated that the government has not reversed its decision but it has been delayed due to technical challenges.

A monthly bill for ‘lower price’
He continued that the issuance of a monthly bill will have a positive impact on its consumers, as the bill amount will be much lower than what it is paid every three months.

He added that this will have a positive impact on water consumption and enhance the existing billing and collection system.

The Ministry of Water and Irrigation previously announced the indefinite postponement of issuing monthly water bills, according to the its spokesperson, Omar Salama.

He also emphasized that reducing water loss percentage and improving the financial sustainability of this sector are among the government's priorities.

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