Consumers owe public services company over 1 billion RUR

23 March 2009 (10:09)

Now that the heating season is coming to an end, Sverdlovsk Region-based enterprises, the public sector entities, management companies, tenants and real estate proprietors have come to owe Sverdlovsk Public Systems 1.00005 billion RUR.

This company supplies heat, water (and water discharge services), and electricity to eight regional cities, that is, Kamensk Uralskiy, Pervouralsk, Kachkanar, Nizhnyaya Tura, Verkhnyaya Tura, Kamyshlov, Mikhailovsk, and Obukhovo. According to the company’s Commercial Director Alexander Koryukov, they are now forced to sue their debtors. 18,500 complaints worth 600 million RUR and 1,500 claims worth 300 million RUR were processed in 2008 alone. Since the beginning of 2009, 950 complaints and 155 claims worth 78 million RUR altogether have been placed with courts. Ninety-six claims have already been satisfied, whereas the rest of them are still being considered.

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