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CT Could Pay More for Water-Electricity!

Author: Sherryn de Vos Updated: 14:30 21-04-2017

As if South Africans haven’t had enough bad news already when it comes to our hard-earned cash, a new bombshell has just been dropped! The City of Cape Town has advertised its proposed amendments to its service fees. Should these amendments be approved, your municipal bill could be almost doubled in certain cases. The increases will affect the cost of water, as well as basic electricity. Many are speculating that the water hikes are due to the water crisis that the province is currently experiencing.

You Will No Longer Get Free Water

Until now, each household has been getting six kiloliters of water for free each month. Each household has also not been charged for the management of 4.2kl of sewerage. With the proposed amendment, this will fall away. Sewerage will now drop to only 1kl and each household will pay for every drop of water used.

Electricity Will Start At R246 p/m

A service fee for electricity has also been proposed. Every residential property, over the value of R1 million, will now be paying a Home User Tariff of R8.21 a day. This translates into R246 a month, which you will need to pay whether you are home or not! Any electricity used during the month will then simply be added on top of that.

The fee has been proposed due to the fact that the City has been experiencing a dip in income. This is due to households becoming more energy efficient and many dropping off the grid completely. The fee will need to be implemented to pay for general maintenance, upgrading and growing the city’s electricity supply network.

The Proposal Is Open for Comment

Should this be approved, the new fee structure will be implemented from 1 July 2017. The proposals are currently open for comment, which can be addressed at city.manager@capetown.gov.za. You can also view the proposal and leave comments on their site here www.capetown.gov.za/haveyoursay. It might not be too late to stop even more money being syphoned out of your pocket during the course of 2017.

See The List Of Changes Below:

Sanitation Domestic (non – indigent)

Per month

 

 Per month

 

Step 1

0 – 4.2kl

R0.00

0 – 4.2kl

R4.39

Step 2

4.2kl – 7.35kl

R13.24

4.2kl – 7.35kl

R14.98

Step 3

7.35kl -14kl

R23.39

7.35kl -14kl

R29.10

Step 4

14kl – 24.5kl

R28.15

14kl – 24.5kl

R39.17

Step 5

24.5kl – 35kl

R36.48

24.5kl – 35kl

R51.51

Electricity

Per month

 

Per month 

 

Lifeline (subsidized tariff for qualifying customers who use less than 450kwhs)

Block 1:

0- 350kWhs

(60 free kWhs)

R1.10

Block 1:

0- 350kWhs

R1.16

Block 2: 350 + (25 free kWhs under 450kWhs per month)

R3.06

Block 2: 350 +

R2.34

Domestic

 

Block 1:

0- 600kWhs

R1.87

Block 1:

0- 600kWhs

R1.92

Block 2:

600kWhs +

R2.28

Block 2:

600kWhs +

R2.34

Home User

 

Properties over R1million.

Daily service fee

Daily service fee

R8.21

Block 1:

0- 600kWhs

Block 1:

0- 600kWhs

R1.51

Block 2:

600kWhs +

Block 2:

600kWhs +

R2.34

Solid Waste

240 ltr bin

R1.28

240 ltr bin

R1.36

Published: 09:30 21-04-2017

Posted by on April 21, 2017.

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