NYEWASCO suspends physical meter reading indefinitely

Written By: KNA

NYEWASCO suspends physical meter reading indefinitely

Nyeri Water and Sanitation Company (NYEWASCO) has scaled down its operations as the county races to curb the spread of Covid-19 disease.

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Effective Thursday, the company has suspended physical meter reading indefinitely in a move to protect its staff and clients from contacting the highly infectious disease.

In a message circulated to its clients, the company says its action is in line with the government’s directive on precautionary measures to be observed as the country combats the respiratory disease.

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“In a bid to curb the spread of Covid-19, the company has suspended actual meter reading until further notice,” reads the message.

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The company says April water bills will be estimated against March consumption but will be later regularised when actual meter reading resumes.

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The firm which has been voted as the best water service provider for eight consecutive years, however, wants its clients to continue paying their bills during and post Covid-19 to avoid the accumulation of arrears.

“Meeting your bills obligations will enable the company to maintain a steady supply of clean and safe water to you,” says the SMS message.

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The company has been in the forefront in complimenting government’s efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus by undertaking to supply water to low-income settlements areas within the county.

Last month, the company suspended payment of water bills by Witemere slums dwellers for a period of one month to boost the fight against covid-19.



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