The National, Thursday October 10th, 2013
EDA Ranu, Port Moresby’s water and sewerage service provider, has not achieved its targets for last year, the Independent Consumer and Competition Commission (ICCC) said in a report.
The commission’s analysis showed that Eda Ranu failed to meet a number of the most significant targets outlined in the 2009 water and sewerage pricing arrangement report, including the number of sewerage overflows, break and chokes and water mains breaks and leaks.
ICCC chief executive officer Dr Billy Manoka said: “Eda Ranu has to improve on its performance in restoring services for planned interruptions and its response time to customers.”
Manoka recommended that Eda Ranu prioritise the implementation of its capital expenditure programme to improve water and sewage networks and achieve the targets set out in the 2009 report.
He said that the misuse of the water services in the communities, especially in the settlements, had adversely affected the supply of fresh water in those communities.
Manoka said that this was the first time ICCC had made public how the water agency performed to ensure that water consumers are appropriately informed.