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Technical Support for Procurement and Project Managementand Private Sector Participation to the Ministry of Water andIrrigation, Water Authority of Jordan and the Jordan ValleyAuthority
Support for Economic Growth and Institutional Reform:General Business, Trade & Investment IQC
Billing and Collection Systems for theAqaba Water Company
Contract No. PCE-I-00-98-00015-00Task Order 814
Submitted bChemonics International IncOctober 22, 2003
Billing and Collection Systems for the Aqaba Water Company
TABLE OF CONTENTS__________________________________________________________  
AcronymsExecutive Summary 1SECTION I INTRODUCTION 3SECTION II GENERAL FRAMEWORK FOR INCOME GENERATION IN AWC 4A. Billing and Collection within the Overall Financial Management Framework 4B Income Generation Issues to Be Addressed in the AWC 5C. The Need For An Accounting System Meeting International Standards 7D. A Utility Oriented System of Accounts for AWC 7E. Income Accounts for AWC 8F. The Importance of Billing and Collecting in the Face of Declining Profitability 9 SECTION III DESCRIPTION OF CURRENT BILLING AND COLLECTION SYSTEM IN WAJ AQABA 10 A. General Problems in Billing and Collection in WAJ 10B. The Billing and Collection Process in WAJ 10C. Billing and Collection in WAJ Aqaba 11D. The X-7 Billing System, Experience With Implementation In Amman and Aqaba 14E. Data on Billing and Collections in WAJ Aqaba 17SECTION IV ASSESSMENT OF THE EFFICIENCY OF CURRENT BILLING ANDCOLLECTION SYSTEM 21A. Assessment of WAJ Aqaba’s Performance in Billing and Collection 21B. Opportunities for AWC to Improve Billing and Collection 22ANNEX A Detailed Chart of Accounts for A Water Utility 26ANNEX B AWC’s Responsibilities in Billing and Collection 27ANNEX C Functional Organization of Billing and Collection in AWC 30ANNEX D Billing and Collection Data by Area 32ANNEX E Persons Contacted 33ANNEX F References 34 
Billing and Collection Systems for the Aqaba Water Company
AWC Aqaba Water CompanyBOT Build-Operate-Transfer CIS Customer Information ServiceCOBOSS COBOL-Based Billing SystemFAS Financial Accounting SystemGIS Geographic Information SystemGOJ Government of JordanGTZ Gesellschaft fur Technische Zusammenarbeit (German TechnicalCooperation Society)IAS International Accounting StandardsJVA Jordan Valley AuthorityJD Jordanian Dinar LEMA Lyonnaise Des Eaux-Montgomery Watson Arabtech JardanehLLC Limited Liability CompanyMWI Ministry of Water and IrrigationNARUC National Association of Regulatory Utility CommissionersNGWA Northern Governorates Water AuthorityO&M Operations and MaintenancePSP Private Sector ParticipationTAPS Technical Assistance for Private Sector ParticipationUFW Unaccounted for Water USD United States DollarsWAJ Water Authority of JordanWAN Wide Area Network X7 Oracle Based, Comprehensive Customer and Revenue Management System

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