‘Watch your own water usage’

In reply to City spokesperson Priya Reddy’s wagging a finger at recalcitrant ratepayers’ use of water, I suggest that the City of Cape Town looks at its own record of preserving this vital ­commodity.

We have had at least eight burst water mains in Lakeside in the last few months. Why? Because the city has done no maintenance for oh so many years!

A recent burst pipe in Bryn Road had water running down the hill into Mez Wallach Old Age Home for more than 10 hours – a veritable Victoria Falls. It was only attended to by the municipality in the afternoon.

I would like the City to ascertain how many thousand kiloliters were lost in that break alone.

It would be good if the ratepayers’ association could insist on the City paying for all the water wasted, before winging about the ratepayers’ use of this commodity.

What is my ten kilolitres/month to the City’s thousands of kiloliters?

As Reddy says “Every drop counts” – well not as far as the City is concerned!

Irate RatePayer Lakeside
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