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Posted On: 15 January 2020 09:50 am

Ashghal to charge fees for foul water network services

Sumaica Asad
Sumaica Asad
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The Public Works Authority Ashghal is preparing for the implementation of Ministerial Resolution (No. 211) of 2019 on Setting the Fees for the Services Provided by the Public Works Authority, to establishments and individuals, starting from 15 January, 2020.

The services provided are divided into three categories: connecting to networks, usage of the networks and providing permits for services related to the operation and maintenance of both drainage and roads networks.

The foul water network services include the drainage of foul water from houses and organizations to the foul water network. This service is provided free of charge to Qatari houses. For non-Qatari houses and all organizations the fees for this service will be calculated as 20% of the value of the monthly water bill issued by the Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation "Kahramaa".

Ashghal provides the service to connect the first house for Qataris to foul water network free of charge. As for the second house (or more), the service fee will be 12 thousand Qatari Riyals.

The service fee to connect the first house for non-Qataris to the foul water network, will be 6 thousand Qatari Riyals. While the service for the second house (or more) connection, the service fee will be 12 thousand Qatari Riyals.

The service fee to connect all type of organizations to the foul water network will be 12 thousand Qatari Riyals.

Issuing and renewing permits for foul water tankers service fee is only 50 Riyals, while the fees to discharge the foul water via tankers into the treatment plants, is 1 Qatari riyal per cubic metre.

Drainage treated water is used for various purposes including irrigation of green areas, fodder agriculture, beautification of roads, in addition to its use in cooling systems, sand factories and road projects.

According to the Resolution, establishments using treated water may submit a request to connect to the treated water network and shall pay for the actual connection cost, while the fees for using the treated water are paid at a fee of 1 Dirham per cubic metre if the use is for agricultural and fodder purposes and 25 Dirhams per cubic metre for beautification and industrial purposes.

Surface and Ground Water Services (SGW):

Contractors and developers requesting a Dewater permit or renewal of the permit shall be required to pay 300 Qatari Riyals as service fees. A fee of 10 dirhams per cubic metre shall be applied for pumping ground water into SGW network.

If a customer requests to connect their building or installation to the SGW Network, the customer shall pay for the actual connection cost. A fee of 10 dirhams per cubic meter shall be applied for pumping waste cooling water into SGW network.

Road permits include requests for moving abnormal loads that would affect road safety, due to greater size and weight that exceeds the designed road capacity, which requires special arrangements to ensure safe transport of such loads on the road. This service shall cost Five Thousand Qatari Riyals as a fixed fee to be paid when submitting an application to issue a permit for moving abnormal loads.

The application for inspection to estimate the cost of damages caused to Ashghals assets such as (streetlight poles directional signs - barriers, etc.) due to accidents require paying 100 Qatari Riyals for each inspection request.

In accordance with the Law No. (14) of 2015 on "Organisation of Works within the Road Corridor", Ashghal shall grant the permit for any excavation work, road diversions or closures, extension or maintenance of utility lines, and occupancy of the right of way.

As per the Resolution Permit fees for occupancy within the right of way is calculated using two formulas based on permit type. The law also assures not damaging the public assets including road networks and pavements, and to carryout works according to specific standards that ensure quality, security and safety for all, while ensuring clear responsibility of those who do works within the work zone and that there are no overlapping works on the same road.

Source: QNA