Guyana Water Incorporated

Pensioners' Subsidy for Water paid by the Government of Guyana

Press Release

PENSIONERS’ SUBSIDY FOR WATER PAID BY THE GOVERNMENT OF GUYANA:

Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) advises old-aged pensioners (age 65 and older) of the following:

The Pensioners’ subsidy is granted yearly by the Government of Guyana through the Ministry of Human Services and Social Security to persons who are recipients of the Government’s Old Age Pension. This subsidy assists eligible GWI customers with paying their water bills.

• Customers of Georgetown are granted $11,880 yearly.
• Customers outside of Georgetown are granted $8,976 yearly.

Who is eligible for the Pensioner’s Subsidy?

• Any registered Government of Guyana Pensioner ( Old Age Pensioner - age 65 and above);
• Any registered GWI customer who is a Government of Guyana Old Age Pensioner (the water bill must be in the Pensioner’s name).

Example 1:
John Public is a Georgetown customer:
His water bill amounts to $21,000
He will receive a subsidy of $11,880
His subsidy will be deducted from his total balance ($21,000-$11,880 = $9,120)
John Public is required to pay $9,120.

Example 2:
John Doe is an out of Georgetown customer:
His water bill amounts to $13,800
He will receive a subsidy of $8,976
His subsidy will be deducted from his total balance ($13,800-$8,976 = $4,824)
John Doe is required to pay $4,824.
(Note: A pensioner can be disconnected for non-payment.)

Always Remember…

• Pensioners should advise GWI of their Old-age Pension Status (call 227-8701)
• The pensioner’s subsidy only covers one property;
• The water bill must be in the pensioner’s name before the subsidy is granted;
• The subsidy is only granted when a customer attains the age of 65 and is registered. It will not cover any arrears owed prior to the customer attaining the age of 65;
• The subsidy is only granted to Government of Guyana Pensioners ( An Old Age Pensioner who is age 65 and above);
• The subsidy is only granted to the address stated on the pensioner’s voucher.
• The Pensioners’ subsidy is not an exemption. A pensioner must pay any arrears that exceed the granted subsidy;
• The Pensioners’ Subsidy is granted to both domestic and commercial GWI customers who are Government of Guyana Pensioners.

Pensioners can call GWI’s Customer Services Call Centre on 227-8701 to report leaks, acts of vandalism or query their water service charges. Email us at customercallcentre@gwi.gy, visit us at www.gwiguyana.com or via social media at www.facebook.com/everydropcountsgy

Pensioners, we anticipate serving YOU!

Water is Life…SAVE IT.