Mangaluru, Aug 10,2017 : Mayor Kavitha Sanil has said that MCC would give 15 days time for the payment of pending water bills failing which stern action would be taken against defaulters.
Addressing press persons at the MCC office here on August 10, Thursday, the Mayor said a sum of Rs 20,64,01,032 water bill is pending payment. There are several instances wherein water bill has not been paid for as long as 17 years. There are 166 connections with have arrears to the tune of over Rs one lakh, 380 connections which owe water bills ranging from Rs 50,000 to one lakh, and 22,780 connections which have water bills ranging from Rs 10,000 to Rs 50,000 which is pending.
She said the names of the defaulters would also be announced through media release and stern action would be taken.
She said a water bill collection drive was held after she took charge. The drive revealed a pending amount of Rs 22,37,84,370, she said adding later 2000 water connections were disconnected.