uMgungundlovu threatens to turn off the taps

uMgungundlovu threatens to turn off the taps

uMgungundlovu officials say there is a culture of non-payment among the municipality's residents that needs to stop. 

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They have threatened to restrict or shut the water supply to businesses, homes and government offices that are not paying their bills. 

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The municipality is trying to recover more than R600-million.

Spokesperson Brian Zuma says illegal connections are also a major headache.

"We need to do something about it and speak to people about the importance of why they have to pay for water. We have been trying that, but we need to intensify the programme," said Zuma.

Zuma also said it is important for people to understand why illegal connections are such a headache for the municipality.

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"They must understand the impact of illegal connections on our system and they must know the consequences that come from doing that," he said.
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