Prepaid water meters launched in Havana“We have heard your plea concerning the escalated water bills that you receive monthly.”
These were the sentiments of Windhoek mayor Sade Gawanas at the launch of the prepaid water meters in Havana in the capital.
The installation of prepaid water meters is expected to be the answer to more sustainable water consumption and management. These meters are installed for individual household connections in Mariental Street in Havana as well as other points in other informal areas.
This will enable residents to have control over water consumption and cost.
Speaking at the event, Gawanas said that the introduction of the prepaid meters will increase the City’s business efficiency to deliver the most value at the least possible cost.
“In order to ensure the sustainable delivery of high-quality municipal services, Council endeavours to implement quality control measures that will not only ensure cost control on the side of the residents but also convenience,” she said.
“Therefore, Council will allow residents to choose between the monthly prepaid water repayment as an option that applies to customers who cannot afford to pay upfront for the meter service connection fee over a repayment period of five years.”
She said that the prepaid water meter product is available to all residents. “However, priority will be given to pensioners, vulnerable and default customers,” she said.
To apply for a replacement or new connection, please visit the nearest municipal office.