City of Cape Town ratepayers to face new tariff increases

For ratepayers owning a property that is valued at over R400 000, the free 6Kl (kilolitres) of water per month will no longer apply.

This is according to Mayoral committee member for informal settlements, water and waste services and energy, Xanthea Limberg.

She says the money collected from ratepayers will be put towards the City's water related projects for the maintenance and upgrade of infrastructure.

The first 6Kl has usually been free for both indigent and non-indigent households but now it will come at a cost of R4 for the first 6Kl.

Cllr Xanthea Limberg, Informal Settlements, Water and Waste Services; Energy

It slowly becomes very unsustainable to continue to provide that free basic allocation for households that can pay.

Cllr Xanthea Limberg, Informal Settlements, Water and Waste Services; Energy

Limberg says that properties valued at more than R1-million will also be hit with a new R8.21 a day electricity tariff and a group of customers who were previously subsidised will no longer get that free service.

To hear more on water and electricity tariffs, listen below:

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