Contract for water supply still effective

2020-02-12 06:03

The water supply contract between Bloemwater and the Kopanong Local Municipality will expire at the end of October this year. It became effective in 2010.

Both Bloemwater and the municipality have dismissed reports that the contract has been terminated.

Kido Thoabala, Bloemwater’s spokesperson, said however that a cancellation letter was received by the water supplier from the Kopanong Municipality.

No reason was provided.

News of the municipality’s intent to terminate the contract follows a revelation that the municipality is owing Bloemwater R314 512 661 dating back to August 2019.

“Bloem Water will pursue the outstanding debt, because no arrangement for payment has been agreed upon,” said Thoabala.

Solomzi Phama, spokesperson of the Kopanong Municipality, remarked that the matter was been urgently managed.

“We request our communities, businesses and public institutions to remain calm.’’

The municipality, which is led by the ANC, governs towns that include Fauresmith, Philippolis, Jagersfontein, Trompsburg and Springfontein.

The municipality is also facing a serious challenge of water supply to residents of these.

The municipality has a population of approximately 49 999 to service.

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