Staff Reporter

SALEM: The Salem Corporation has deferred the implementation of its plan to increase the water charges and deposit for issuing water connections to January 1, 2008.

Resolution

The Corporation council passed a resolution last month to increase the water charges and deposit for house, non-residential and industrial connections with effect from October 1 this year. Following representations from the councillors, the Corporation had decided to defer the implementation of the plan, Mayor J. Rekha Priyadarshini said at the Corporation council meeting held here on Friday.

Improve revenue

When the AIADMK councillors opposed the move to increase the water charges and deposit for house connection, the Mayor said that the decision was taken to improve the civic body’s revenue and meet the expenditure for the maintenance of dedicated water supply scheme after its implementation, she added.

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