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City of Cape Town to debate water tariffs

“It is immoral to punish ratepayers at a time they can least afford it by continuing to charge what are in effect drought surcharges when our dams are all full.” 
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City of Cape Town to debate water tariffs

The City of Cape Town council said it will assess water tariffs after a meeting next month.

This after some civic and political organisations demanded that the City lowers water tariffs.

Cosatu’s provincial secretary, Malvern de Bruyn said the union is calling for the fixed water levy to be removed since there is no longer drought in the City.

Cape Town now has the highest dam levels since 2014.

Cape Town’s dams are almost completely full, with a current reading of over 95 %.

MAYCO member for water and waste Xanthea Limberg told the Weekend Argus that a meeting is set to take place at the end of next month and will help the city council make projections and take decisions on whether the water tariff could be adjusted.

Last week Limberg said the City sold 30% less water than before the drought but faced additional costs.

Good party’s Brett Herron said, “It is immoral to punish ratepayers at a time they can least afford it by continuing to charge what are in effect drought surcharges when our dams are all full.”

 

 

 

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