Smart prepaid to resolve issue of unpaid water bills

  • Date: 12-Mar-2024
  • Source: Oman Observer
  • Sector:Healthcare
  • Country:Oman
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Smart prepaid to resolve issue of unpaid water bills



Muscat: The new smart postpaid meter introduced by Nama Water Services will help maintain healthy relationships between the landlords and tenants and all new buildings or apartments will be encouraged to use them, said a senior official of Nama Water Services.The prepaid system will also eliminate the issue of accumulating debt, particularly for commercial accounts and rental properties as landlords can ensure tenants are responsible for their water usage, preventing unpaid bills.Speaking to the Observer, Ahmed al Harthy, CEO of Commercial Services, Nama Water Services, said: "Prepaid meters will have the same tariff as the postpaid ones and will help landlords to have a good relationship with the tenants when it comes to controlling the water consumption and issues related to payment of water bills."These meters will help household consumers to control water consumption on an hourly, daily, and monthly basis. Devices will be provided free with installation for the first time. Using Internet of Things (IoT) technology, prepaid water meters offer a smarter way to manage water consumption.These meters connect to the utility company's subscriber system via satellite, transmitting hourly updates on key data points. This includes both the amount of water used and the remaining balance from your