LWSC Increases Water Tariff

The Management of the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC) has announced an increment in its tariff and that this is expected to take effect on July 1, 2013.

Making the disclosure at a news conference in Monrovia yesterday, LWSC Managing Director, Charles Allen said family customers will now pay 0.005, Business Customers 0.015, the Government of Liberia 0.015, Water Trucking and Shallow wells 0.015 and Gantry 0.02.

Mr. Allen said the new tariff will improve services at the Corporation that is experiencing serious loss due to damaged pipes and illegal connections.

Mr. Allen also noted that tariff charged to community kiosks is not increased because of the poor nature of the infrastructure and the commitment of the Government of Liberia to subsidize the operation of the kiosks.

He said the adjustment in the tariff will not only improve service delivery but will consequently result in the reduction of the burden of water borne diseases.

The LWSC Boss said the Corporation needs resources to be able to clean up the system, access and repair leaks to damaged pipes and provide clean water regularly.

He noted that the LWSC had not increased its tariff in a decade time and the new rates will help the Corporation to help its numerous customers.

Mr. Allen asked for the cooperation of its customers and the public and said his administration is determined to bring the Corporation to its pre-war status.

The LWSC chief said the two pumps that are on test operation at its White Plains site and other facilities of the Corporation need to be maintained and it is only fund generated from its customers that can help do the job for the benefit of all.

He frowned on illegal connections which are causing serious loss to the Corporation and that his administration is carrying out serious assessment and survey that will bring to an end leakages and illegal connections.