6b tariff and pipe levy

Have your say and influence the decision on the punitive level 6b water tariff and the pipe levy.

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16148 active Cape Town citizens on this campaign, so far.

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Do you think the 6b water tariff and pipe levy should be dropped?
Yes I doNo I do notnot fully

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No I do not
Whilst It is inconvenient to not to be able to use more water, I have adapted so well that I cannot fathom why I used so much water before the water shortage. I save so much water nowadays.
However, I feel that we still need to be very very careful. The summer is going to have high temperatures again this summer and we are still within the 7 year cycle of dryness.
The dam water needs to be conserved otherwise we shall be in the same predicament as last year.

I do not think house owners should pay for water meters as the meters are situated on council property.
Yes I do
There is a seeming lack of logic and inequality in how COCT is constructing its water scenario.
First, please remember that the person who pays your salary is your boss. Your boss is going to speak and you may not like the outcome.
Go back to first 6kl free.
Stop charging pipe levy. Its extortion. Isn't that why we pay rates? Stop hiding rates increases this way.
Be as generous to the lower quantity users as you are to the higher quantity users.
It appears that you have benefited from the past water prices and restrictions enough to be able to announce a better cash flow in Parliament. Go back to old water restrictions that stop the washing of cars and watering of gardens.
Yes I do
More like extortion. I feel violated by the ridiculously high rates and taxes. Just stop it now.
Yes I do
This is a comparison of City of Cape Town bills paid from May 2017. This is the real
% increase to me as home owner of 8 Woodmere Street Barrington Sunningdale
I would like to know if others in Cape Town have also had huge % increases like this
May 2017 R916.99 May 2018 1142.70 24.61%
June 2017 R941.03 June 2018 1142.24 21.38%
July 2017 R941.03 July 2018 1328.83 41.21%
August 2017 R763.45 August 2018 1282.61 68.00%
September 2017 R826.37 September 2018 1450.83 75.57%
October 2017 R853.02 October 2018 1244.33 45.87%
November 2017 R844.70 November 2018 1122.70 32.91%
December 2017 R873.13 December 2018 1405.03 60.92%
January 2018 R815.62
February 2018 R906.47
March 2018 R797.92
April 2018 R972.46

68% 75% and 61% increase year on year is CRIMINAL!!!!!

Yes I do
Bloody rip-off. The pipes have always been there, why should we have to pay for them now?


Current Dam Water Levels – 18/9/2018
Major dams Storage
Ml %
Capacity when full    18/9/2018
Berg River 130 010 98.5
Steenbras Lower 33 517 87.8
Steenbras Upper 31 767 95.1
Theewaterskloof 480 188 53
Voëlvlei 164 095 83.8
Wemmershoek 58 644 90.8
Total Stored Ml 898 221 633 227
Total % Storage 70.5


[LISTEN] Sputnik Ratau, spokesperson for the Department of Water and Sanitation says tariffs are responsibility of local government.


Earlier this week the Mayor of Cape Town responded to our letter of 21 August, wherein we requested clarity on a number of issues to be addressed at the City’s month-end budget adjustment meeting. Some of the issues we raised were;
– the punitive 6b charges,
– the pipe levy
– increased sewage charges
– revenue overcollection by the City

We are now requesting your input on these points so we can present the City with a true reflection of the voice of the people. Your input will be added to our report which will be delivered to the Mayor (your personal details will not be disclosed).

6b tariff

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