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Cape Town water and sanitation tariff 2014 to 2015

Rainwater Harvesting – Observatory, Cape Town

The domestic single residential sanitation tariff remains linked to the water tariff at a rate of 70% of water consumption (70% of 50kl = 35kl). This means that water used for garden irrigation is charged based on 70% of water consumption, even though this water never reaches […]

Cape Town water and sanitation tariff 2013 to 2014

Irrigate with grey water

The domestic single residential sanitation tariff remains linked to the water tariff at a rate of 70% of water consumption (70% of 50kl = 35kl). This means that notwithstanding the volume of water that is used for garden irrigation, viz. water that is not sent to sewerage treatment, a […]

Cape Town water and sanitation tariff 2012 to 2013

Irrigating with grey water

Water will on average increase by 15.08% on 01 July 2012.

As with previous years, the domestic single residential sanitation tariff remains linked to the water tariff at a rate of 70% of water consumption (70% of 50kl = 35kl). This means that notwithstanding the volume of water that […]

Water will cost more

iol GAYE DAVIS

Higher water charges are on the cards. Water Affairs Minister Edna Molewa said on Monday the cost of water would probably rise at a rate higher than inflation.

Water price rises will probably outstrip inflation

That’s because there is a funding shortfall of 56 percent in the more than half a trillion rand needed to pay for water infrastructure, services, conservation and demand management over the next 10 years.

A long-term investment plan drawn up by the Department of Water Affairs puts the overall cost at R573 billion, over the next decade, for the “total water value chain”.

Chief operations officer Trevor Balzer said that according to their estimates, only 44 percent of this would be funded – resulting in a significant shortfall.

He broke down the R573bn price tag as follows:

* R394bn for water services (municipalities, pipelines);
* R162bn for water resources infrastructure; and
* R16bn for water conservation and demand management (including dealing with “unaccounted” water lost through leaks).

“If we look at current budget allocations, taking into account all grant-funded programmes put in place by the national treasury as well, we estimate over 10 years that 44 percent of that is budgeted for,” Balzer said. This left a shortfall of 56 percent.

“We’ve really got to ramp up to be able to meet that target,” he said.

Asked whether price rises would outstrip inflation, Molewa answered: “Probably.”

“It’s very clear that we’re going to (need) a lot of money… it goes without saying that the cost (of borrowing) is likely to be very high and thus charges, also.” Continue reading Water will cost more

Water cost to rise 38% to fund dam

Posted by: Saving Water SA (Cape Town, South Africa) – partnered with Water Rhapsody conservation systems – 25 May 2011

Millions of KwaZulu-Natal residents, including the whole of Durban, will pay at least 38 percent more for their water from July 1.

The entire cost of Spring Grove Dam will be recouped from […]