11 days ago
WATER BILLS ARE TOO HIGH
Some of the residents from Mabopane, Winterveld, Ga-Rankuwa and surrounding areas marched to the Odi Rand Water to handover their memorandum of demands. Photo by Samson Ratswana  ~ 

THEIR water bills are going through the roof!

Residents of Mabopane, Winterveld and Ga-Rankuwa in Tshwane said broken meter boxes and leaking pipes meant they were expected to pay for something they never used.

Yesterday, the residents marched to Odi Rand Water to hand over a memorandum of demands.

The areas concerned used to be serviced by the Sandspruit Works Association, but this has been absorbed into the City’s department of water and sanitation.

Itumeleng Tsele (40), a resident, said they reported the broken meter boxes to the association.

“Instead of getting help, they sent us high water bills they wanted us to pay.”

Among their demands were that the municipality should withdraw the resolution to dissolve the association.

Community leader Joseph Manotoana (61) said they were never consulted.

He said the municipality should withdraw all the letters sent to residents with regards to high water bills.

The City’s group head of utility services, Stephens Notoane, received the memorandum.

Residents gave him 10 days to reply.

“If we don’t like their reply or should they delay, we’ll go to Tshwane House and protest there,” said a resident.

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