Joburg homeowners warned of cut-offs - city

2012-07-13 07:50
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Johannesburg - Property owners using conventional electricity meters in Johannesburg are given fair chance to avoid having their power cut off, the city said on Thursday.

Written warnings were delivered at properties where meters could not be accessed for readings, said City Power communication manager Sol Masolo.

"It is only when a customer fails to contact us and make arrangements that services to their homes are cut-off," he said.

Masolo said this was allowed under the city's by-laws, and was not a new policy.

"The policy was initiated in May and residents were informed in advance about the programme," he said.

According to Masolo, the programme aimed to eradicate the problems created with using estimates.

"Customers must be aware that the programme is not only for the benefit of the city but also for their own, because the only way we can calculate their consumption is by reading the meters," he said.
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