CAPE TOWN 2018 – 19 WATER & ELECTRICITY TARIFFS SHOCK makes City less affordable . Service delivery & tariffs need to be reassessed & involve citizens.
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Objectors to Drought Charge receive comprehensive response from City of Cape Town. Will new normal include higher water tariffs even after this drought?
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Build resilience and support structures with a Community Water Co-operation Plan that sets out steps to develop a local community response to the water crisis.
If we think seriously about Day Zero, we can’t let it happen. Day Zero cannot be our choice while we can choose to reduce consumption & slow dam level decline.
Burst pipe leads to Kilolitres of precious water flowing away for hours. City should empower appointed local residents to switch off street mains.
The City of Cape Town’s proposed Drought Charge appears to be a wealth tax rather than a consumption charge. It is inequitable & is also likely to be illegal.
To save water we are flushing less – so how do we avoid poop- pile ups and sewer-cide? Options include: Go Greek, Go Wild, Go Off- Grid.
Why is it so hard for retailers to do the right thing & provide 100% recyclable plastic shopping bags made from recycled plastic? So far only Checkers has!
Say no to ESKOM’s application for a 19% – 27% increase in the price of electricity – An acknowledgement that ESKOM can no longer provide an affordable service.
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