Water supply and sewerage connections at major government institutions in Murang'a might be terminated soon following huge debts they owe to a water company. Muwasco Managing Director Daniel Ng'ang'a said on Tueday that the company has issued a 14 days' notice for the institutions to clear their water bills amounting to Sh18 million failure to which the company will disconnect their water supply and also block their sewer connections. Murang'a District Hospital owes the water company Sh13 million over the last two years.
Other institutions that have not paid their water bills include Murang'a GK Prisons and Murang'a police station, police quarters and the provinccial administration headquarters. He said the situation has slowed down operations adding that over 7,000 families will run short of water if the company closes down.
The Director said the sewerage connection at Murang'a District Hospital will also be blocked if the hospital management fails to clear their water bills. "We know that the hospital can get water from their borehole but to make sure that they pay us the money we shall also block their sewerage system," he added.
The water company boss noted that the district hospital has not paid their bills since year 2009 adding that their efforts to have them pay has hit a snag. "We have issued notices to the hospital more than three times to have them pay their water bills but they keep on insisting that they have no money," said Ng'ang'a.
He wondered whether the government institutions do not put water expenses in their annual budgets. "Most of the government institutions have been asking for time to clear their debts but fail to honour their promises or pay to little compared to their water consumptions," he said. He said the company will not hesitate to disconnect the institutions from their water and sewerage connections if the 14 notice elapses