'Emfuleni will have to bring its payments up to scratch'

The Water and Sanitation Department says the Emfuleni Municipality will have to bring its payments up to scratch in order for Rand Water to continue its water supply.

Several areas have been hit by water cuts because the municipality failed to honour its payment arrangement with Rand Water and still owes billions of rand.

READ: Municipality supplying water tankers to Emfuleni residents amid water cuts

The department's spokesperson Sputnik Ratau explains.

They had started paying their immediate debt whilst looking at how they can be able to look at the historical one. My understanding is that they have fallen behind with the arrangements that they had.

Sputnik Ratau, Water and Sanitation Department Spokesperson

Obviously, that is something Emfulenui must correct by bringing their payments up to scratch so that Rand Water can then continue to give water.

Sputnik Ratau, Water and Sanitation Department Spokesperson

My understanding is that the Premier of Gauteng was engaging with Rand Water and Emfuleni yesterday in order to say, let us see how we can ensure that Emfuleni actually keeps to the agreement so that the community is not compromised.

Sputnik Ratau, Water and Sanitation Department Spokesperson

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