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Water board to collect Rs 5 crore sewerage cess


HYDERABAD: Cracking the whip on defaulters, the Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWS&SB) has determined to assemble sewerage cess of Rs five crore from 33 non-domestic consumers (industries) for defaulting on payments within the closing 15 years.
Senior officials stated the payments were placing fireplace for about 10-15 years.

As in keeping with professional records, 33 defaulting industries in all operation and maintenance (O&M) divisions have been known and served notices together with information about pending dues.

“The process has already begun and one of the crucial defaulters have come forward voluntarily to pay the long-pending sewerage cess,” a senior professional stated.

Vasanth Chemicals, which owes Rs 2.90 crore, expressed readiness to transparent the arrears.

Following instructions from the managing director, Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board, M Dana Kishore, notices to the defaulters together with a copy of orders of the new Supreme Court orders have already been sent to parties concerned.


The court docket delivered a verdict in favour of the Water Board and ordered a chemical unit (Vasanth Chemicals) to pay the arrears of sewerage cess.


As in keeping with section 55 of Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board Act of 1989, every occupier of both home and non-domestic (industries) premises has to pay a sewerage cess to the Water Board on the price not exceeding 35% of the invoice charging for the water consumed or to defray the capital price of sewerage and sewage remedy works undertaken by the board.


“By ignoring our previous notices, these kind of non-domestic consumers refused to pay the sewerage cess. The Supreme Court gave transparent orders in favour folks and instructed the defaulters to pay the dues together with hobby,” director (earnings), Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board, B Vijay Kumar Reddy instructed TOI.


Senior officials of the water board stated the payments were placing fireplace for about 10-15 years. The 33 defaulting industries have been known and served notices


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