LETTER: Fine municipalities for water wastage

2017-01-24 06:01

If somebody gets a spot fine for using too much water then there must also be a fine for the municipality that is wasting water.

I would like to know how much water is wasted every time a pipe bursts and who is paying for this. If you use one kilolitre too much water then you’re penalized for this. I am sure for every pipe that bursts it is properly a couple of hundred kilolitres every time.

I have also read an article saying that 40% of water “disappears” to leaking pipes and taps that are not closed.

I want to know why the people paying for water are also the only people that is getting fined for using too much?

We are just soft targets and easy to get money out of.

Let us not start talking about the non-payers and why you get charged a ridiculous amount for sewerage.

Bruwer van Niekerk Email

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