AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 13 OF ORDINANCE NO. 39, SERIES OF 1993 RE: NONE PAYMENT OF WATER BILLS.
Authored by: Hon. Pablo A. Baluma
Co-Authored by: Hon. Ma. Nenita R. Chiu
WHEREAS, it is the duty of the Sangguniang Bayan as a policy making body to prescribe the term and conditions under which public utilities and properties owned by the Municipality shall be operated by the Municipal government or leased to private persons or entities;
WHEREAS, a portion of ordinance No. 39, series of 1993 specifically section 13 shows technical loopholes as far the implementation is concerned;
WHEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED, by the Sangguniang Bayan that:
SECTION 1: Municipal Ordinance No. 13, series of 1993 which states that non-payment of water bills for two consecutive months in spite of demand letters, shall mean immediate disconnection of the service.
SECTION 2: The above-mentioned section is hereby amended in the following provision. Non-payment of water bills fifteen days after reading of water meter shall mean disconnection of the service.
SECTION 3: A service charge of ten pesos (P10.00) shall be imposed upon the water subscribers, upon the expiration of the fifteen days reglamentary period. Such service charge shall mean notice of disconnection and a five day grace period shall be given to enable the waters subscriber to settle his / her obligation to the local water works system.
SECTION 4: This ordinance shall take effect upon its approval.
Let copies be furnished, all water consumers and the Waterworks Personnel,
Maribojoc, Bohol for their guidance and information.
PHILIP R. MEDEQUISO
ALBERTO E. ARANGOSO
ATTY. JOSE E. VELOSO
Date signed: December 11, 1995