Apr 15, 2014 News Comments Off on Pensioner accuses GWI of overbilling
Pensioner Simon Desmond Chesney of 131 Wismar Housing Scheme has complained about the exorbitant bill that Guyana Water Inc. has issued to him. According to Chesney he washes only about three or four times per month, and never cooks as he is visually impaired, yet his bills continue to be ‘astronomical’. The man said that his daughter who lives close by prepares his meals.
“So where did this exorbitant bill come from? It seems to me that they’re billing me for somebody else, because I just can’t understand this- I have neighbours who do a lot of washing and the usual things that families do with water, and their bill is far less.
“Now I’m a pensioner and I was issued a bill for $24,300 and something. When my daughter queried it, they told her that I would have to pay $15,000 or somewhere around that amount, when they discount my pension subsidy.
“But even that amount is still too much, because as I said before, I don’t wash much, and I don’t cook.”
Chesney complained that he had a similarly ‘high bill’ last year and was even disconnected, when it was not paid.
“I had to pay $6000 for reconnection- Chesney says he feels that the GWI is being unfair to him, as apart from being a pensioner, he is visually impaired.
“This situation is totally unfair to me, and right now, I’m of the opinion that I’m paying water bill for somebody’, the unhappy man declared.”
In an invited comment from GWI an officer from the PR department, disclosed that according to their records the bill that was issued to Mr. Chesney was correct, as the reading on his meter determined what was reflected on his bill.
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