Water Crisis – Have Your Say!

Add your name or send a comment directly to the City of Cape Town on the drought water tariff – Closing date is Monday 15 January 2018.

The City of Cape Town has provided us with an opportunity to have a say on the proposed drought water tariff to be added to your monthly bill. Please use the link below to easily add your name and comment directly to the City of Cape Town.

Click on the link HAVE YOUR SAY – and follow the easy steps!

The City of Cape Town has suffered revenue losses due to valiant water conservation efforts by us as concerned residents. Adding a punitive drought charge onto our monthly bills to recover monetary losses is counterproductive and, quite frankly, a slap in the face for us all. Forcefully restricting water usage will give rise to an increase in cartel-like water syndicates and quite possibly promote corruption within the existing administration.

Instead of biting the hand that feeds by punishing Cape Town residents, the City should focus its energy and efforts on prioritising their operations and cutting down on unnecessary expenses.

The city has not shown adequate evidence of attempts to seek alternative revenue from sources other than the residents of Cape Town.

We have recently been subjected to stiff water tariff increases along with the R400 000 property value cutoff which resulted in a 74% electricity tariff hike for 100,000 households.

No affordability study has been conducted amongst Cape Town residents which has resulted in a hasty and poorly researched solution.

Why not make use of revenue provided for the installation of restrictive water meters – currently rolling out 2000 per week at R4 732 each?

The City already received 49,334 comments up to now. Please make sure to add your name to the list, of course, only if you oppose the levy!



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