Over R23-m issued in December water fines

Themba Gadebe, EMM spokesperson, said the following penalties were levied against those who exceeded their monthly usage of 25kl or 15 per cent above their average consumption:

Residential

Number of accounts: 115 033

Penalty amounts levied: R8 030 386

Institutional

Number of accounts: 886

Penalty amounts levied: R338 376

Business

Number of accounts: 8 206

Penalty amounts levied: R15 064 688

Gadebe said around 10 complaints were received about people breaking the water restrictions.

“Out of the 10, seven resulted in fines,” said Gadebe.

“Due to confidentiality of client information, we cannot disclose the details of the complaints.”

Also read:

Ekurhuleni water restrictions still in play

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