Knowledgeable sources from the Ministry of Electricity and Water disclosed the ministry’s intention to collect municipal service fees in advance after activation of the smart meter system. He explained the smart meter will be programmed to deduct one dinar monthly from the value of the prepaid card sold to customers, reports Al- Rai daily. The sources noted the municipal service fee, which has been added to the bill of consumers, should be paid with the electricity bill, noting the fee will be taken in advance once the smart meter system is activated.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Electricity and Water will intensify efforts to collect outstanding bills from defaulters in the coming days. Sources noted supervisors from consumer affairs unit have been instructed to compile the list of names of defaulters who will be served warning notices before cutting off their service.
Source: Arab Times