CAPE TOWN 2018 – 19 WATER & ELECTRICITY TARIFFS SHOCK makes City less affordable . Service delivery & tariffs need to be reassessed & involve citizens.
Objectors to Drought Charge receive comprehensive response from City of Cape Town. Will new normal include higher water tariffs even after this drought?
CT is installing water demand meters, WMDs, to curb high consumption. A leak detection function & consumption log, helps monitor consumption. How to read it?
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.
Predictions that Cape Town dams will be `dry' by March 2018 mean that we need to be more frugal with the water now. How to use less than 87 liters?
Winter 2017 will be a dry one. Cape Townians get their heads & hands around Level 4 water restrictions and using water for drinking, cooking & washing only.