The Ministry of Electricity and Water’s pre-paid water supply project aims to conserve water and generate state revenues. Acting Minister of Electricity and Water, Salem Al-Othaina, who inaugurated phase one at Jabriya Water Plant, described it as one of the ministry’s “crucial projects”,
Pre-paid water systems are being introduced in four phases at a cost of KD 1.5 million (US$ 5.5 million).
Phase one includes seven water plants, while the following 3 phases will include six plants each.
The pre-paid service will be offered to consumers via cards, that will be readily available at various distribution points across the country.
Source: KUNA, Kuwait Times, 18 Jul 2011