De­faults on pay­ments lead to high wa­ter bill

The Star Early Edition - - METRO WATCH -

FRED­DIE NYATHELA OF NEW­TOWN WRITES:

It is un­for­tu­nate that the City of Jo­han­nes­burg con­tin­ues to ig­nore its un­to­ward in­voices, es­pe­cially the one with an amount of R531 289.99 for wa­ter for one month.

The city has failed for more than a decade to pro­vide ev­i­dence re­gard­ing this un­to­ward billing, and con­tin­ues with its bul­ly­ing and dis­hon­est tac­tics.

The truth and facts are… the City of Joburg and its dis­hon­est of­fi­cials (ca­bals) have tried by all means to see to it that the only black prop­erty owner – a unique train­ing or­gan­i­sa­tion – an NPO, lose its prop­erty in a de­vel­op­ment area in New­town, Jo­han­nes­burg.

That is why even the two pre­vi­ous ex­ec­u­tive may­ors, Amos Ma­sondo and Parks Tau, also failed to gen­uinely and de­ci­sively ad­dress this un­to­ward mat­ter – this is a fact.

This is an­other dis­hon­est com­mu­ni­ca­tion of the city in per­pet­u­at­ing its evil con­duct to­wards a unique and dy­namic youth em­pow­er­ment or­gan­i­sa­tion which the City of Jo­han­nes­burg should have been sup­port­ing.

JOBURG WA­TER REPLIES:

In 2013, there was an or­der in­di­cat­ing an in­ter­nal leak and the stop­cock was re­paired on two oc­ca­sions in 2014 and in 2015.

The re­pairs on the stop­cock could not have con­trib­uted to higher con­sump­tion.

No ad­just­ment is war­ranted on the ac­count.

Please be ad­vised the mat­ter will be re­solved in ac­cor­dance to the out­come re­ceived from Joburg Wa­ter.

The me­ters are read on a monthly ba­sis.

The charges that the client ques­tioned are based on ac­tual con­sump­tion.

The client does not make pay­ments on a monthly ba­sis, which, there­fore, causes the out­stand­ing bal­ance on the wa­ter ac­count to ac­cu­mu­late.

The mat­ter is re­solved.

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