Kimberley to replace electricity meters

2013-05-23 11:49


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Bloemfontein - The replacement of thousands of prepaid electricity meters to curb electricity income losses of about R3m a month has started in Kimberley, a Sol Plaatje municipality spokesperson said on Thursday.

"The municipality was experiencing a high incidence of tampering and by-passing of meters," said spokesperson Sello Matsie.

He said the number of known meters being by-passed stood at about 1 200, while the total number of meters tampered with was estimated at 5 000.

"This was costing the council in excess of R3m a month," he said

Matsie said the new meters contained technology which could help stop the proliferation of by-passed and tampered with meters.

The project had started in the informal settlements of Kutlwanong, Beaconsfield, and Southridge.

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