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$14m in unpaid water bills waived

September 17, 2012 7:04 pm

The government is going to forgive almost 14-million dollars in unpaid water bills, a decision that benefits about 100,000 Fijians throughout the country.

More than 25,000 Fijian households, businesses, schools and places of worship will benefit from a government decision to waive the debts they owe to the Water Authority of Fiji for years of unpaid water and sewerage bills.

Attorney General and Minister for Public Enterprise Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says the government is prepared to forgo this revenue because they are mindful that making ends meet is a challenge for many Fijian families, schools and places of worship.

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The waiver applies to 22,345 domestic account customers and 954 schools and religious organisations.

Customers have a three month window from October 1st to December 31st to make contact with the Water Authority of Fiji to discuss their cases.

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