Municipal bills by SMS — Msunduzi’s new ‘green’ initiative

2012-05-07 00:00

MSUNDUZI Municipality is going greener by the day.

You may notice this soon by the way you receive your next municipal bill: by SMS.

“Msunduzi Municipality is doing its part to help save the environment,” Msunduzi Mayor Chris Ndlela says in a voice note that is being sent via SMS.

“We are moving to an environmently friendly way of sending you your municipality statement to your cellphone.

“This service will cost you absolutely nothing.”

Municipality spokesperson Brian Zuma said it was “advisable in this day and age to work towards working in a paperless environment and being environment friendly”.

He said he hoped it would send a message to the community and encourage people to be aware of environmental concerns and live a greener lifestyle.

The new billing system has an opt-out option and residents who do not want to receive their bills via SMS are asked to SMS “no green” to 32545 at a cost of R1.

Zuma said he hoped the initiative would receive a good response.

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