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Staggering the reimbursement of the water fees in arrears at the Water Authority of Beirut and Mount Lebanon from 1996 until 31/12/2013

30 December 2013



                     Administrative memorandum                                                          
Relating to the notification of the resolutions adopted by the board of directors                          


Subject : Staggering the reimbursement of the water fees in arrears at the Water Authority of Beirut and Mount Lebanon from 1996 until 31/12/2013
Reference: the two resolutions adopted by the Board of Directors No. 11 of 16/1/2014 and no. 39 of 20/2/2014 

With reference to the above subject and reference, 
Based on the investment Bylaws of the Authority promulgated by Decree No. 14597 on 14/6/2005, namely Article 21 thereof 
Based on the resolution adopted by the Board of Directors No. 11 of 16/01/2014 
Based on the letter of the Minister of Water resources and Power, No. 3875/s6 of 15/02/2014 ordering to approve the Resolution No. 11/2014 save to modify the last payment date (31/12/2015) to become 30/06/2016. 
Based on the resolution adopted by the Board of Directors No. 39 on 20/02/2014 

Accordingly

We ask all departments of the authority to take note of the resolution No. 11 of 16/01/2014 and the letter of the Minister of Water resources and power No. 3875/s6 on 15/02/2014 and the Resolution No. 39 of 20/02/2014 mentioned above, and to work on the implementation of their content each within its powers and in accordance with the following:
 
Article I: Staggering the reimbursement of water fees in arrears for the period from 1996 till 31/12/2013 inclusive save that 31/12/2014 will be the deadline for accepting applications, and save that the maturity date of the last installment does not exceed 30/06/2016 
 The first installment : The first installment is composed of the fees for 2014 in totality plus in case the subscriber’s wishes the first installment of the arrears when signing the staggering form approved with fines of arrears due on the date of payment, and it will be paid as from the date of maturity of the first year of arrears. 
Subsequent Payments: the annual amounts in arrears may be divided on for payments maximum save not to exceed (24) installments paid no later than 30/06/2016 with fines on the settlement date on the basis of the following segments :
 
a) If the water fees do not exceed /500.000/ LBP each installment shall not be less than /50.000/LBP. 
b) If the water fees range between /500.000/ LBP and /1.000.000/ LBP each installment shall not be less than /60.000/LBP. 
c) If the water fees range between /1.000.000/ LBP and /2.000.000/ LBP each installment shall not be less than /75.000/LBP. 
d) If the water fees range between /2.000.000/ LBP and /5.000.000/ LBP each installment shall not be less than /75.000/LBP. 
e) If the water fees exceed /5.000.000/ LBP each installment shall not be less than /100.000/LBP. 

Article two: the subscriber who does not wish to adopt the staggering of reimbursement of water fees may pay all the dues once.
 
Article three:  the arrears fees of water shall be due duly and in one payment in the following cases: 
- On unsubscribing 
- When reducing or increasing the amount of water subscribed to  

Article four: The acquittal certificates shall be given only to the owners of subscriptions which fees are fully paid. 

Article five: Should the subscriber fails to pay one or more installment (s) from the due amounts owed by him in accordance with the staggering mechanism adopted by him, he must pay all the arrears installments simultaneously to retain the right to stagger the  installments as agreed.
 
Article six : The name of the subscriber may be changed during the implementation of the installment formalities referred to above, provided to present the required documents.
 
Article seven: This resolution should be exposed on the Ministry of Water Resources and Power for approval.

Chairman of the Board of Directors
 General Director       
Eng.  Joseph Nseir      

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