We acknowledge the municipalities sterling efforts to thank Port Elizabeth residents for their water conservation these last few months.
Disturbing to us is the fact that the rumour mill often estimates the water loss between dam and tap as high as 40%. This leakage, you understand, is beyond the control of us mere mortals and has to be attended to by the Municipality (using our money of course). Isn’t it strange how ratepayer money becomes Municipal money that is used to further other agendas?
We also recognise that times are a little bit harder for the Municipality as they are now suffering from the low water consumption collection rates. We still await a report back pertaining to the money that many feel was “ripped off” of us in punitive rates and charges that ran whilst the dams were full.
It is high time that the Municipality look seriously at the water loss between the dams and the meters of consumers – if the rumour mill estimate of a 40% loss is true then it is high time that Mfunda et al take the log out of their own eyes.
Surely a simple monthly comparison between the amount of water extracted from the dams vs the amount of water charged for or given away will show just how much water is lost between dam and tap?
BTW – I have asked the above question for the 2nd time now and hope for an answer in my lifetime.
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