Water costs too high

2018-07-10 06:01

I don’t know how many in your family, but we are two and averaging 1 kF a month for this year.

The City was offered a finance, design, manufacture and operation desalination package last year by the local specialists but this was refused.

The cost was only 10% higher than the cost of water from the main dams (R5.50 /kF against the R5/kF from the dams) and was for 250 000kF per day, half our current usage.

If the City had taken the deal, we would have more water and they would have more revenue! But the amateurs couldn’t see it. What I don’t understand is WHY must I pay a premium for a 20 mm incoming supply pipe?

Rob Stampe Durbanville

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