The National, Friday July 5th, 2013
AFTER more than 20 years of water rationing the township of Kimbe can now enjoy a 24-hour seven-days-a-week supply service, thanks to Water PNG.
Water PNG Kimbe branch manager Patrick Jinimbo said: “With the new 24/7 hour water supply service, customer confidence has been restored once again.
“Already a satisfactory and favourable response is evident from the positive comments from public and community.
“Long-time disconnected customers are re-connecting and new connection requests are being received in more numbers than previous years.”
He said although the cost of operation would be slightly higher, it was a good return on investment after 20 years of water rationing.
Jinimbo said with the new supply service, the Kimbe branch was expected to see a healthy growth in its customer base, which was then expected to bring healthy returns for WPNG business in Kimbe in the coming years.
He said Water PNG took over the management of the Kimbe town water supply in 1994 from the Department of Works and has seen its water rationing opening hours increase steadily.
In 2005-2012 after commissioning three bores, Kimbe’s water supply opened on a six-hourly basis compared to the previous three hours with water supply closing at 9pm to 6am.