The recent rains have brought a welcome relief to the municipality and the municipality has announced that water tariffs will be eased to part B from the part C water tariffs with immediate effect.
Part B of the Charges & Tariffs (Applicable during times of water shortage) (Excl. VAT):
Up to 0,4 kl/d – R13,75
Next 0,4 kl/d – R17,24
Next 0,8 kl/d – R38,33
Next 1,0 kl/d – R46,46
Additional consumption – R116,14
Institutional & Gov. Dept.:
Commercial / Industrial:
The eradication of the bucket system is a major priority as our residents are still suffering the indignity of this backward sanitary system. Our residents are still suffering the indignity of relieving themselves in buckets. This cannot be in a society that seeks to uplift its citizens.
During interactive sessions with our communities, complaints about water leaks were continuously mentioned. Our precious water is lost every day due to ageing infrastructure.
While we will be working closely with officials in the Water and Sanitation division to improve their response times, we encourage residents to continuously report water and sewerage leaks at our 24-hour call centre that can be reached at 0800 20 50 50.
Although we are still in the grip of prevailing drought conditions, recent rain increase our dam levels substantially. This enables us to reduce water tariffs from Plan C back to Plan B. I am happy to share this great news with you today, but also hasten to caution residents to use water sparingly. The municipality’s water augmentation programme is ccontinuing with the implementation of phase 3 of the Nooitgedacht Low Level Scheme.
The recent rains also added to the worsening of our road surfaces resulting in potholes. The fixing of potholes will be prioritised, as well as the tarring of gravel roads in our townships including the establishment of sidewalks. We are working towards the day when our township residents will be looking at their surroundings with pride
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