Water savings not enough to ward off tariff increase

KOUGA residents will have to cut back on their water usage even further over the next two months to avoid steep tariff increases.

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This is the warning from Infrastructure, Planning and Development portfolio councillor Desmond Petersen following the release of the latest water consumption figures.

Petersen said the Kouga Council was pleased that the latest figures showed a decrease compared to those of the previous year but warned that the savings to date were not enough to ward off the threat of tariff increases.

“We received a mandate from the Nelson Mandela Metro, who supplies most of our water for domestic use, to decrease our usage by 15 percent, however, our savings over the past month were only 10,5 per cent.

“This means we will have to cut back our usage drastically over the next two months if we are to achieve the 15% target and avoid having to pay more for water,” he said.

Kouga’s usage of Metro water totalled 17 166kl per day for the period December 19, 2016, to January 18, 2017. In comparison the usage for the previous year, measured from December 18, 2015, to January 20, 2016, totalled 19 171kl/day.

“The figures show that residents and holiday-makers made an effort to save water. We would like to commend everybody for their efforts while pleading for more savings.

These next two months are critical as our usage will determine whether or not the water tariff has to be increased,” he said.

Water restrictions and punitive water tariffs have been in place across the Kouga region since January 1, 2017.

The Council has warned that even stricter punitive tariffs might have to be introduced if water usage is not cut by at least 15% by the end of March 2017.

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5 Responses to “Water savings not enough to ward off tariff increase”

  1. Aletta Says:

    U moet asb met die EDGE GYM gaan praat. Hulle het krane en storte wat baie sterk lek ( dis meer as net drup!). En hulle doen niks daaraan nie al het ons lede dit onder hul aandag gebring!

  2. H.c.Jonker Says:

    Wanneer herstel u die munisipale getoetste waterlek by Nell van der Poll str 59 wat al jare loop.Horde klagtes was al ingedien.Eers was dit ontken dat dit munisipale water is.Nou is dit amptelik getoets.Doen iets omtrent dit asb.Ek kan nie eers in my erf inry nie.Dankie.Adv. H C Jonker.

  3. Chimpie Cawood Says:

    Mosterthoek en Sterkfontein se water wat daagliks in die see loop sowel as Humansdorp se fonteine op pad na gholfklub. Hoekom word niks hieraan gedoen nie?

  4. Aletta Says:

    Ek het met iemand van EDGE gym gepraat en die persoon sê die probleme is aandag aan gegee. So, jammer, ek trek my aanmerking van vroeer vanoggend terug. Ek woon op St Francis en kom nie so gereeld by die gym nie.

  5. Henda Thiart Says:

    Beste burgemeester, u moet asseblief nie almal oor dieselfde kam skeer nie.Die persone wat minder as 10km en 15 km. gebruik moet asseblief teen ‘n vermindere tarief aageslaan word.

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