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Metrowater clarification

Staff Reporter

Will not take action against tax defaulters without giving time

CHENNAI: Chennai Metrowater would not take coercive action against tax defaulters without allowing time for payment.

Responding to a news item published in these columns on October 10, Chennai Metrowater said that it would not take immediate action to disconnect sewer/water lines as it was a "service oriented organisation dedicated to maintain the basic amenities" of the consumers.

Referring to Adarsh Apartments at Ashok Nagar, a release from Metrowater said that only three of the ten defaulters paid the arrears after a notice was served to them.

As residents welfare association members promised to pay the arrears, the disconnection notice was put off.

Arrears

At present, an arrears of Rs.76, 769 has to be paid by the seven owners. It was mandatory for every consumer to pay dues to the agency on time, it added.

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