DEVELOPMENT OF A COMPUTERIZED WATER BILLING SYSTEM

Diploma

INTRODUCTION

Water according to the Greek philosopher Pinders of the fifth century B.C is the best of all things. It could perhaps be an overstatement, but the fact remains that it is one of the basic compounds without which life in any form would be impossible (Lohani et al, 1978). Generally, the health of any community depends in large measure on the ample provision of a whole some water supply.

Water forms a vital and an integral part of man’s life. It is put into many uses such as drinking, cooking, agriculture, transport, and industry and even recreation. Hence, its importance cannot be over emphasized. The distribution of water is categorized into Residential, commercial, industrial and public consumption.

The residential consumption is referred to as the domestic users while the commercial consumers are clinics, restaurants, hotels etc. Then the industrial consumers are manufacturing industries that require large amount of water. And then the public are the large communities who share public taps provided by the Local Government. Due to the different volume of water consumed by each category, it follows that, the bill for category A must be different from the category B. Water is transported through pipes from the corporation and tapped by consumers using service pipes.

                      STATEMENT OF PROBLEM

The problem of the existing system is that of inefficiency on the side of handling of the allocation of vehicle by the management. The process is time consuming since all analysis has been done normally.

                                                    AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

The main objective of the research is to develop a computerized water billing system that will:S

i.                   Produce a faster means of accessing files

ii.                 Provide adequate file security and privacy

iii.              Ensure that each customer is billed

iv.               Reduced management cost