DJB approves proposal to levy annual sewage charges on all households
| Monday | 28th September, 2020
At present, the utilities board collects sewage charges only from those households which have water connections and a functional sewer network.
But many households get water from the DJB and generate sewage but have not been paying sewage charges as there is no sewer network in their area, according to an official.
"Earlier, we had been collecting sewage charges from households which come under 'sewered' areas and have an active water connection.
According to the DJB's approved proposal, sewage charges will be collected through power distribution companies.
The power companies have one of the largest billing and collection networks and are most well placed for collection of sewage charges," the proposal read.