Bushbuckridge - Over the past eight months, the Bushbuckridge municipality in Mpumalanga has spent over R500 000 removing illegal water and electricity connections and making repairs. Mnisi said the municipality was concerned about the tampering with and damage being done to infrastructure and its effect on the water supply. Plans and projects were in the pipeline to address the problem, he said. New water reticulation projects and already started and others would get under this year and next. At the same time, they were disconnecting all illegal connections and installing new meter readers and pipelines.