‘Municipalities bought more electricity, less water in 2014’

2014-12-10 16:53

Municipal purchases of electricity increased by 20.5% between the second and third quarter of 2014, says Statistics SA.

Purchases of water decreased by 5.1% over the same period, according to Stats SA’s quarterly financial statistics of municipalities.

“Sales of electricity increased by 19.8% between the quarters ended June 2014 and September 2014. A decrease of 3.7% was recorded in the sales of water over the same period,” said Stats SA today.

Municipal employee-related costs increased by 1.8% between the quarters ended June 2014 and September 2014.

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