Municipal debt backlog forces Rand Water to reduce delivery

Water reduction crisis looms after implementation of 20% supply cut

Communities that have historic water problems could find themselves with none at all after the implementation of a 20% supply reduction by Rand Water due to debt by municipalities.

Residents of two Mpumalanga local municipalities – Victor Khanye in Delmas and Govan Mbeki in Secunda – said they were worried that their “bad” water situation would worsen due to the reduction, which came into effect last week...

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