Minister of Public Utilities, Robert Le Hunte, is assuring the public that the Water and Sewage Authority will exercise discretion as it seeks to collect an outstanding six hundred million dollars.

Last year WASA advised the public that it will be advertising properties of delinquent customers for sale.

Minister Le Hunte was asked in the Senate at what level of indebtedness would WASA determine that a property will be advertised for sale; and what alternative arrangements will be put in place for persons who are infirmed or disabled.

In response Minister Le Hunte said the utility will treat with the matter in a responsible way.

He added that there are avenues offered by the state to help persons who are physically challenged and noted that WASA plans on working with persons who are willing to clear off their debt using payment plans.