Writing Task 2: Responding to Survey Questions

Read the following information.

Your electricity department is conducting survey to know public opinion, if department should introduce prepaid cards. The city has sent out an opinion survey to see what residents think about it.

Electric bills survey :

Option A: City should introduce prepaid cards.
Option B: City should continue with existing billing system.

In my opinion, the City should continue with the current system of paying electricity bills. Primarily, the present system allows the residents to keep a tab on their electricity consumption, as they make the payments monthly. For instance, a hike in their regular bills can be checked then and there and probably make some changes to reduce their utility bills by following energy-saving methods. On the other hand, using prepaid cards, residents may have to pay beforehand a base amount, which may or may not have been consumed. To illustrate it further, for example, if a resident has been out of town for a month, he would not be paying any amount for that particular month. However, if a prepaid card is used, it needs to be adjusted for future consumption. Moreover, paying in advance in the form of prepaid cards would be an unnecessary financial burden, as many would find it difficult to buy them as a result of not having enough funds. Again, these are my personal views, but I will support any decision taken by the electricity department. I appreciate the opportunity given to me to put forward my views.

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