Many citizens and residents in Bahrain have received absurdly high electricity and water bills in the recent weeks due to a technical glitch, according to Daily Tribune.
Some residents have been faced with preposterously high bills this month, much to their surprise, sources said.
It is learnt that the errors were caused by water meter readers following the digital updating process.
Speaking to Tribune, a citizen, who doesn’t want to be identified, said his electricity bill was in the normal range while the water bill was absurdly high.
“The water bill was extremely high and I contacted the authorities regarding this. I was told that the issue arose due to a technical glitch, which will be rectified soon.
“I found out that the issue was due to a glitch in the water meter reader. Apparently, it counted the units, not in a linear manner, rather in a haphazard way. This led to a massive uptick in the water bill. My electricity bill was in the normal range.”
“I contacted the authorities and they are investigating the issue,” he added.
Many other EWA customers from across the Kingdom have received high improper bills though the authority hasn’t come up with an official statement on the issue.