NOIDA: Water consumers can now avail a discount of 10% of their total yearly fixed bill if they decide to pay it in advance for the year 2012-13. A discount of 5% of the total amount will be given to those consumers who pay advance bill of six months. For this, a special teller window has been opened by the Noida Authority which will remain open till May 31.
The facility is open for over 55,000 consumers in residential, industrial, institutional and commercial categories in the city who avail water from the Noida Jal Board.
“Depending on the size of the plot allotted by the Authority, fixed rate bill amounts are fixed for different consumers,” said an official of the Jal Board. “If consumers pay the total amount in advance for the next year by May 31, they will be given a discount of 10%. Consumers can avoid monthly payments by this one-time annual settlement scheme,” said the official.
Consumers are required to deposit the entire billing amount between April 1, 2012 and March 31, 2013, within the next two months. “Consumers can find their tariff rates and their annual fixed bill amounts on the back of the bills they receive from the Jal Board every month and make payments accordingly,” said the official.
Since the Jal Board does not have an online bill payment system, residents are forced to stand in queues in front of counters to pay bills. “The one-time annual settlement system would be helpful to those residents who don’t have time at their disposal to pay bills every month,” said the official.